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Naked City: A Case Study of Two Savages

Two Arkansas hillbillies arrive in New York and begin committing mindless acts of violence and mayhem. One of these acts is the shooting of Detective Arcaro.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x18
Airdate: Wednesday February 07th, 1962

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Special Guest Stars
Rip Torn
As Ansel Boake
Tuesday Weld
As Ora Mae Youngham

Guest Stars
Audra Lindley
As Mrs. Youngham
Ben Yaffee
As Eyewitness
John Gibson (1)
As Ellis
Joseph Beruh
As Joe Arcaro
Pat Malone
As Riley
Rosetta Bain
As Mrs. Arcaro
Russell Hardie
As Sheriff Fulcher
William Cottrell
As Lab Technician

Charles Dierkop
As Junkyard Worker
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 Notes
This episode marked the first appearance of Rosetta Bain as the elderly mother of Detective Arcaro. She would return in Kill Me While I'm Young So I Can Die Happy and King Stanislaus and the Knights of the Round Stable.

Episode Quotes
Ora Mae: (as to why Ansel shot Arcaro) Just for the hell of it, I guess.

Narrator: And so Ansel Boake and his bride came to New York to continue their honeymoon.

Parker: (to Flint) You were grilling that guy as if he were on parade. He couldn't remember his own name.

Parker: (to Flint about the shooting) This is spontaneous combustion. If the guy who did the shooting doesn't show his hand again there's one chance in a million we'll catch him.

Ora Mae: Where to?
Ansel: I don't know 'til I get there.

Ansel: (to Ora Mae) You think it ain't hard to find frog legs in New York, you gonna have to think again.

Ora Mae: (to Ansel) I'd just as soon own nothin' at all. Just move around and keep on movin'.

Cultural References
One of the scenes in this episode takes place in a sporting goods store where plenty of guns are on display for sale. This store would not exist today due to New York City's strict gun control laws.

Episode References
The case of Charles Starkweather is mentioned in this episode. Starkweather was a Nebraska youth who went on a killing spree with his galpal in 1957.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorStirling Silliphant
Executive ProducerHerbert B. Leonard
Supervising ProducerLeo Davis
Associate ProducerStanley Neufeld
EditorHugh Chaloupka
CastingMarion Dougherty
Second Assistant DirectorDominic D'Antonio  |  Stanley Neufeld
MusicNelson Riddle
Make-upMike Maggi
Set DecoratorAl Griswold
Script SupervisorHoward Rodman
Post Production SupervisorLawrence Werner
Production SupervisorHal Schaffel
Art DirectorRobert Gundlach
Creative ConsultantStirling Silliphant
Production ManagementSam Manners
Sound EditorSid Lubow
Sound MixerErnest Zatorsky
CinematographerJack Priestley
Warning: Naked City season 3 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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