Naked City (1958–1963)
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The Rydecker Case 

Adam and an inexperienced D.A. attempt to prosecute the well-connected fiancé of a wealthy New York scion. Adam wonders just who is on trial and gets an education in Justice.


John Brahm


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Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Burke ... Det. Adam Flint
Horace McMahon ... Det Lt. Michael 'Mike' Parker
Harry Bellaver ... Det. Frank Arcaro
Nancy Malone ... Libby Kingston
Martin Gabel ... Jerry Brayson
Michael Tolan ... Ricardo Gardio
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ... Beth Rydecker
Ruth Ford ... Mrs. Rydecker
Paul Stevens ... Judge
Carol Eve Rossen ... Nancy Hooper (as Carol Rossen)
Curtis Taylor Curtis Taylor ... Paul Pireaux
Peter Turgeon ... Attorney Kongdon
Edward Lane Edward Lane ... Charles Pinger (as Ed Lane)


Adam and an inexperienced D.A. attempt to prosecute the well-connected fiancé of a wealthy New York scion. Adam wonders just who is on trial and gets an education in Justice.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller






Release Date:

6 June 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The opening narration states that Flint has a take-home pay of $91.70 weekly. if adjusted for inflation this would be equivalent to $726.63 in 2015. See more »


The credits have a listing reading, "Introducing Kathryn Hays as Beth Rydecker," even though she had appeared on two other TV shows several months beforehand. See more »


[first lines]
[Detective Adam Flint is driving home after an investigation that lasted all night]
Narrator: Standard form contract between We the People and one Adam Flint, police detective: In return for the take-home pay of 91 dollars 70 cents weekly, and such pensions as you may survive to enjoy, you do hereby agree to the following limitations on your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness: If, let us say, on some early morning after an all-night burglary investigation you're en route home in your car...
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Introducing KATHRYN HAYS as Beth Rydecker See more »

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You'll just have to learn to live with this
10 December 2012 | by sol-kaySee all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** This really nothing case is made to look like the "Trial of the Century" as our hero Det. Adam Flint, Paul Burke, has the tables turned on him by the very person whom he arrested! The rich spoiled and high on drugs socialite Beth Rydecker, Kathryn Hayes. Besides being pretty and well connected Beth also happens to be engaged to the hair to the Pireaux pharmaceuticals fortune, that's where she probably gets her drugs from, Paul Pireaux played by Curtis Taylor who has a striking resemblance to the soon, this is in 1962, to be elected in 1965 mayor of NYC John Vliet Lindsey.

At Beth's trial who happened to show up to defend her? The high powered New York City attorney who's known as the "Shyster to the Stars" Johnny Breyson, Martin Gable, who's been hired by Moma Rydecker, Ruth Ford, to get her little girl off from serving time for the crimes she on trial for. With Breyson using every dirty trick in the book to get his client off he makes poor and confused,in wondering what kind of a mess he's gotten himself into, Det. Flint the defendant not arresting officer! Having paid off the only witness, besides Det. Flint & Beth Rydecker, at the crime scene of Beth being high on drugs speeding as well as hitting a parked car the taxi driver, no not Travis Bickel, Edward Lane to change his testimony the case against Beth start to fall apart.

***SPOILERS*** With him smelling blood in the water or the courtroom Breyson now goes in for the kill in bringing an old flame of Det. Flint on the stand the pretty and shapely, just get a load of her legs, Nancy Hooper, Carol Eve Rossen. It was Nancy that Det. Flint pulled the same kind of action against, arrested her for speeding, some three years ago. That soon ended up with him taking Nancy out on a number of hot dates and whining and dining her as well as painting the town red on his meager $91.70 a week police salary! This was done to embarrass Det. Flint in that at the time as well as now he was engaged to his long suffering girlfriend Libby Kingston, Nancy Malone, who had no idea to what that heel of a boyfriend of hers was up to at the time!

The "Big Trial" more of less ended in a draw with Beth getting a $75.00 fine, and no jail time, for speeding and the straight as an arrow Det. Flint being forced to reveal that he cheated on Libby who against her better judgment took him back. As for Det. Flint himself he's now gotten a bit older and wiser as well as realistic about the hard & cold facts of life because of it.

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