Sep. 30, 1958
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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Naked City

A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element.

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04x34 Barefoot on a Bed of Coals Aired: May. 29, 1963

A barber who was rejected for admission into the NYPD Police Academy rents a policeman's uniform from a theatrical wardrobe department and begins …

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The show had 4 seasons and 138 episodes air between 1958 and 1963.

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  • Numerous stars made their first major television appearance on this series, including Sandy Dennis, Peter Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan and Jon Voight.
  • Because the show was filmed in black and white on location in New York City, the police cars for the show were painted in false colors so that they would not be mistaken for real police cars.
  • This was the first network series to be filmed entirely in New York City.
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