Friday, February 5, 2021

Naked City Mongol

[Detective Adam Flint (Paul Burke) interviews hospital employee Grace (Bibi Osterwald). From the Naked City episode “Carrier” (April 24, 1963). Click for a larger view.]

There are eight million Mongols in the Naked City. This has been one of them, and the last one I noticed on our household’s trek back through the series.

“Carrier” is one of my favorite Naked City episodes. Sandy Dennis plays a woman with a rare contagious disease who leaves the isolation of a Welfare Island hospital to see Manhattan for herself. And there she meets someone who lives in isolation for a different reason. The episode, like every other episode of the series, is available at YouTube. It’s really extraordinary television.

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comments: 2

Linda Sue said...

I enjoyed that very much, though it ended rather badly. Sandy Dennis has wonderful teeth, her acting - superb always- but...kind of creepy. That story ,so perfect for these days of everyone being a potential carrier. No sympathy for the guy in the coma.

Michael Leddy said...

Oh, she was great. I thought the ending was touching — she has to go back, no? But now there are new possibilities for both people. I wonder if Boo Radley or the David of David and Lisa might have influenced the writers in working out Alan’s character.

If you like Sandy Dennis, she’s in another Naked City episode, “Idylls of a Running Back.”