Naked City (1958–1963)
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Five Cranks for Winter... Ten Cranks for Spring 

Former contender Johnny Meigs, eking out a living after a brain injury, pleads to go back in the ring, to get money to send his unknowing wife Kathy to compete in a floral show in Baltimore... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Stanley

Writers:

Stirling Silliphant (teleplay), Ed Lacy (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ... Det. Adam Flint
Horace McMahon ... Lt. Michael 'Mike' Parker
Harry Bellaver ... Det. Frank Arcaro
Nancy Malone ... Libby Kingston
Shirley Knight ... Kathy Meigs
Robert Duvall ... Johnny Meigs
Ludwig Donath ... Doc Randall Benton
Herschel Bernardi ... Gus Slate
Stefan Gierasch ... Weller
Peter Gumeny Peter Gumeny ... Handler
Jimmy Little Jimmy Little ... Sgt. Max Higgins
Sid Raymond Sid Raymond ... Bartender
Hy Anzell ... Muzzo
Maxwell Glanville Maxwell Glanville ... Lars
Richard Roat ... Dr. Lee Harper
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Storyline

Former contender Johnny Meigs, eking out a living after a brain injury, pleads to go back in the ring, to get money to send his unknowing wife Kathy to compete in a floral show in Baltimore. Crooked boxing manager Gus Slate lines up an elderly, alcoholic physician to give Meigs a passing physical. Written by David Stevens

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the long shots of the opening fight scenes it is quite apparent that it is a stunt man in place of Robert Duvall. The stunt man has a full head of curly hair while Duvall has short cropped hair and is balding. See more »

Alternate Versions

This episode is a reworking of episode #1.38, "The Canvas Bullet". See more »

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Remake of Season 1 Episode
23 May 2012 | by yboutellSee all my reviews

I watch "Naked City" fairly regularly and I knew I had seen this story before.

In Season 1 (30 min.), episode 38 this was entitled "The Canvas Bullet" with Harry Guardino and Diane Ladd in the Robert Duvall/Shirley Knight roles in this version. They kept all the same first names but changed the last names. I know a lot of people like the half-hour version better and for this story I agree. Although the acting is very good, it does seem a bit padded to fill the sixty minute time slot.

I was too young to see this show the first time around and I've never been lucky enough see it in syndication. Now thanks to ME-TV and RTV I can get my daily fill! Stirling Silliphant is a remarkable writer and I've always been a fan of his other great 60's show "Route 66." Love the great NYC location photography and plethora of famous faces -- past and future -- "Naked City" is a great show.


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