The Naked CityGoofs
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During the end pursuit, Garzah walks past a plump, dark-haired lady in a floral dress, pushing a baby in a stroller. As Donahue pursues in a following scene, he passes the same woman, now walking without her baby carriage and her left hand bandaged.
In the scene with the police and Mr. and Mrs. Batory at the waterfront, the sun goes up then down.
Halloran gets his suit wet while walking past an open hydrant, but it is dried by the time he gets into the house.
When Garzah bumped into the blind man, the blind man's German Shepherd dog ripped savagely into Garzah's left hand and also shredded his left jacket sleeve. On the following cuts, as Garzah is being chased, the hand doesn't bleed until the very end of the long chase. A series of vicious bites by a German Shepherd will cause bleeding to occur immediately.
When the police visit Ed Garzah's (the killer's brother) work site, Ed is shown holding a small hammer (8 or 12 ounce). Considering he is doing rough carpentry, apparently building forms for concrete, he would be using a heavier hammer (16 ounce or more).
Moving the story into day two, the narrator says over what is supposed to be an early morning view of Lower Manhattan: "The city is quiet now, but will soon be pounding with activity." However, the shadows cast over the scene are from an afternoon sun in the west.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
Correction of: "In the opening scenes the narrator says "as you see this is an island" it is Midtown & Central Park, not Long Island." Yes, not Long Island, but it still an island. Midtown and Central Park are on the Island of Manhattan. It is surrounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers.
When the narrator begins the story, he says that New York City was having a hot night, yet the stacks on the building are emitting vapor, which can only be seen in cold temperatures.
When Detective Halloran was chasing the man who had just tried to kill Niles, a few people on the street pointed and yelled to the Detective which way the criminal went. However, there was one man who smiled directly at the camera and said something to the crew.
In the scene where New York's East Side is being introduced, a set of headlights can be seen appearing and disappearing near the center of the shot.
Crew or equipment visible
In the scene near the end where Garza is running along a street in New York, the car holding the camera (in the passenger window) is visible in the store windows, keeping pace with the actor as he stops and starts.
When the two girls are in front of the dress shop looking at the window dummy model, a crew member can be seen through the glass reflection directing the background extras.
At one point during the chase at the end of the film, you could see the protective padding under Garzah's left jacket sleeve that was used to protect the actor's arm from the German Shepherd's attack.
When Detective Halloran was chasing a suspect in the street, two people reacted as if they knew that Halloran was a cop. Halloran was in plain clothes, not displaying a badge and quite a distance behind the suspect; therefore, it would have been impossible for these people to know whether Halloran was a cop or just a plain person running to catch a train.
When Frank Niles enters the Jewelry Shop, there are two cops tailing him. However, the cops were in front of him waiting in a building entrance, and Frank passes by them. This makes no sense unless the cops knew where he was going, but the film makes no mention of this.