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Naked City: New York to L.A.

Adam Flint and fellow detective Vince Busti are sent to Los Angeles to extradite two brothers wanted for murder in New York. Everything seems to be routine until suddenly all hell breaks loose in the courtroom at the extradition hearing.

Episode Info


Episode number: 2x23
Airdate: Wednesday April 19th, 1961



Guest Stars
Martin BalsamMartin Balsam
As Caldwell Wyatt
Recurring
Frank SuttonFrank Sutton
As Franklin Maquon
Recurring
Edward AsnerEdward Asner
As Vince Busti
Recurring
Noah KeenNoah Keen
As Deputy DA Smith
Recurring
Than WyennThan Wyenn
As Judge Lakewood
Recurring
Jon LormerJon Lormer
As Minister
Margo LundgreenMargo Lundgreen
As Eve Busti
Oliver McGowanOliver McGowan
As Oscar Keswick
Richard ShannonRichard Shannon
As Prestwick
Robert BlakeRobert Blake
As Knox Maquon
Main Cast
Horace McMahonHorace McMahon
As Lt. Mike Parker
Paul Burke (1)Paul Burke (1)
As Det. Adam Flint
Harry BellaverHarry Bellaver
As Patrolman/Sgt. Frank Arcaro
Nancy MaloneNancy Malone
As Libby Kingston
Lawrence DobkinLawrence Dobkin
voiced Narrator
Episode Notes
This episode was filmed primarily in Los Angeles instead of the show's usual New York City location.

This episode marks the second time that Edward Asner's character, Vince Busti, gets shot in the line of duty. The first time was in A Hole in the City.



Episode Quotes
Parker: (to Flint) These two guys you're bringing back are both murderers. The only thing they've got to look forward to is the electric chair.

Franklin: The more you keep looking at our faces, the more you're gonna see there's nothing written there.
Wyatt: Your face is public record.
Knox: Not ours. Any record we have is in a file case in some police department.

Franklin: You gonna get us a lawyer, Caldwell?
Wyatt: What have you done?
Franklin: Armed robbery and murder.
Knox: They say.

Wyatt: I don't have the guilts, Frank. I'm just puzzled.
Knox: It still makes you out a failure. If you used everything you know to make us turn out right and this is all we are, you're nothing but a phony, Caldwell. You had a license to practice on us and you goofed.

Franklin: Let him off the hook, Knox.
Knox: I never put him on. The question is--can he let himself off?

Flint: (to Busti) We come to a strange city and we buy postcards then we go home handcuffed to two killers.

Franklin: Caldwell, you gonna hang our pictures in the mess hall as a horrible example?

Franklin: (to Wyatt) If you knew I was coming, you could have had the fatted calf ready.

Wyatt: Why do you need to kill me?
Franklin: So you won't give me a decent burial the way you did for Knox.

Wyatt: I set you the best example I could.
Franklin: You bet you did, and how could we equal that? How could we measure up to that, Caldwell? You were perfect. And this morning, you had to go and top yourself. You had to be the perfect Christian martyr and give my brother a decent funeral instead of carting him off to Potter's Field. You know why I'm going to kill you, Caldwell? Because you never once gave me a chance to hate you.
Wyatt: I can't even ask you to forgive me, can I?



Episode Goofs
Nitpick: In the dialogue it's stated that Frank Sutton and Robert Blake's characters are 16 months apart agewise but in real life Sutton was ten years older than Blake.

There would have been a good chance in real life that Franklin Maquon would not have been extradited back to New York from California as was the case at the end of this episode. The state of California might have held onto him and tried him for the murder of Caldwell Wyatt.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorStirling Silliphant
Executive ProducerHerbert B. Leonard
EditorCharles L. Freeman
MusicBilly May
Set DecoratorWilliam F. Calvert
Script SupervisorHoward Rodman
Creative ConsultantStirling Silliphant
Production ManagementSam Manners
Sound EditorSid Lubow
CinematographerIrving Lippman
 
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