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Naked City: The Fault in Our Stars

A poverty-stricken actor, unable to find work in his profession, robs and kills four cabbies in order to pay his rent.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x20
Airdate: Wednesday March 22nd, 1961

Director: William Graham
Writer: Barry Trivers

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Special Guest Stars
Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowall
As Donnie Benton

Guest Stars
Florence AnglinFlorence Anglin
As Mrs. Purely
Patricia BosworthPatricia Bosworth
As Betty Harkness
Victor ThorleyVictor Thorley
As Landlord
Alvin EpsteinAlvin Epstein
As Elliot Kesbeck
Jessica LevyJessica Levy
As Salesgirl
Louise LarabeeLouise Larabee
As Mrs. Benton
Mary FickettMary Fickett
As Norma Sutter

Bruce DernBruce Dern
As Hollis
Robert DrydenRobert Dryden
As Police Surgeon
Marc CavellMarc Cavell
As Actor at Audition
Main Cast
Horace McMahon
As Lt. Mike Parker
Paul Burke (1)
As Det. Adam Flint
Harry Bellaver
As Patrolman/Sgt. Frank Arcaro
Nancy Malone
As Libby Kingston
Lawrence Dobkin
voiced Narrator
Episode Quotes
Agent: You are not an actor, Donnie. You are a rude, confused little boy.
Donnie: Now don't confuse talent with behavior.

Agent: Go home to your mother.
Donnie: You're still fired.

Narrator: Donnie Benton--defined by Webster as an actor, defined by life as one who is broke, hungry, and bitterly denied. Donnie Benton--defined by himself as one who will not be denied, by fate or by man.

Norma: Lieutenant, an actor has a built-in radar. He doesn't have to see a notice about a reading. He just knows.

Norma: Don, you're a wonderful actor.
Donnie: I've been trying to tell that to people for a long time.

Donnie: (to Flint) Jack, you got me all wrong. I play for myself.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorStirling Silliphant
Executive ProducerHerbert B. Leonard
MusicBilly May
Creative ConsultantStirling Silliphant
Warning: Naked City season 2 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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