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Naked City: The Rydecker Case

It's shades of Mark Fuhrman for Detective Adam Flint when he arrests a young socialite for wreckless driving, hit and run, and possession of illegal substances. Once the case goes to trial, the woman's flamboyant defense attorney begins putting Flint on trial.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x31
Airdate: Wednesday June 06th, 1962

Director: John Brahm
Writer: Gene Roddenberry

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Special Guest Stars
Martin GabelMartin Gabel
As Jerry Brayson

Guest Stars
Carol Eve RossenCarol Eve Rossen
As Nancy Hooper
Edward LaneEdward Lane
As Charles Pinger
Michael TolanMichael Tolan
As Asst. DA Ricardo Gardillo
Paul StevensPaul Stevens
As Judge
Peter TurgeonPeter Turgeon
As Kangdon
Curtis TaylorCurtis Taylor
As Paul Pireaux
Kathryn HaysKathryn Hays
As Beth Rydecker
Ruth FordRuth Ford
As Mrs. Rydecker
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
Kathryn Hays would go onto play Kim Hughes for many years on the long-running daytime drama As the World Turns.

Gene Roddenberry, who penned this episode, would go onto create Star Trek.

Episode Quotes
Flint: (flashing badge) Police officer.
Beth: Yes, sir, that's what it says all right.

Flint: Now, Miss, let's get something straight. You're in trouble and there's nothing friendly about it. You'd better not make any offers you're gonna be ashamed of later on when you come down off that cloud you're on. May I see your license please?
Beth: Wouldn't it be funny if it turned out you're the one that's in trouble?

Flint: Still wanna marry a cop?
Libby: Uh huh. I'm eager.

Brayson: (to the Rydeckers) I often think about how each new case is like a journey through the wilderness. You expect thorns, brambles, thickets. Not a well laid out path.

Beth: Mother, I can't do this. I feel dirty.
Mrs. Rydecker: And how did you feel when you smiled at the nice police officer, dear?

Brayson: (to Gardillo) There are only three possibilities that explain your performance: one, you disbelieve him and you're feeding him to me piece by piece; two, you're so afraid of the great Jerry Brayson that your mind is paralyzed, or you're an incompetent who cheated to pass his bar exam.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorStirling Silliphant
Executive ProducerHerbert B. Leonard
Supervising ProducerLeo Davis
Associate ProducerStanley Neufeld
EditorHugh Chaloupka
CastingMarion Dougherty
MusicNelson Riddle
Art DirectorRobert Gundlach
Creative ConsultantStirling Silliphant
Production ManagementSam Manners
Warning: Naked City season 3 episode 31 guide may contain spoilers
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