Cinema: New Picture, Mar. 22, 1948

The Naked City (Universal-International) is the last, and in some ways the best, of the late Mark Hellinger's pictures. It opens with a magniloquent sunlit air view of Manhattan and with Hellinger's voice, talking of his town with as happy pride and affection as if it were his year-old son, already counting to ten. Then the picture settles down to explore the city as Hellinger knew and liked it best.

A semidocumentary, The Naked City was filmed almost entirely in the streets, apartments, stores and offices of New York City. But Bellinger's New...

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