Naked Alibi

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Naked Alibi
Naked Alibi movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Produced by Ross Hunter
Screenplay by Lawrence Roman
Based on the story "Cry Copper"
by Gladys Atwater
J. Robert Bren
Starring Sterling Hayden
Gloria Grahame
Gene Barry
Marcia Henderson
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Al Clark
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1954 (1954-10-01) (New York City)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Naked Alibi is a 1954 crime film noir directed by Jerry Hopper starring Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame, Gene Barry and Marcia Henderson. Portions of the film were shot in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.[1]


Police chief Joe Conroy (Hayden) is relieved of his police duties after he accuses a "respected community man" Al Willis (Barry) of murdering a group of police officers. Despite his lack of authority, Conroy puts so much heat on Willis that the latter, making the excuse to his wife Helen (Marcia Henderson) that he needs time to clear his head, skips town for Border City, where he's living a double life as a hoodlum with bar-singer mistress Marianna (Grahame), whom he treats abusively.

Conroy tails Willis to Border City in Mexico, where he recruits Marianna to his scheme to bring Willis to justice. A climactic cat-and-mouse game ends in a rooftop shootout.



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