Top 50 Greatest NYC Movies — #4
Naked City (dir. Jules Dassin, 1948)
The plot is a fairly standard police procedural that was relatively common in the late 1940’s. But this movie has the distinction of having been the first film since the silent period to be shot entirely on location in New York City. Consequently, it is like no other film noir from the heyday of that movement. The most realistic looking crime movie of its day takes us throughout the city’s highs and lows to a climactic chase on the Williamsburgh Bridge, a landmark never highlighted so perfectly in the cinema before or since.
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