Naked City

Season 3 Episode 10

Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Dec 06, 1961 on ABC

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  • Old World Italy encounters New World Big City.

    This installment begins well then enters a valley which is then saved by the above average finale.

    An older Italian shoe maker marries his best friend's daughter in a December-June marriage and despite her infidelity he attempts to save their marriage, even the girl's mother tell her son-in-law that he is too good and that her daughter is a tramp. After his wife convinces him that divorce is the only solution he goes to their priest who refuses to annul the matrimony setting up the fabulous conclusion.

    The last minutes of this episode are mesmerising and completely captivated me, the suprise ending came out of nowhere and placed the icing on the cake, even the credits scroll and fade out scene continued to keep my attention.

    A young Burt Reynolds plays the role of one of the Italian shoemaker wife's lover. The Italian shoemaker is portrayed by Jay Novello who was often seen playing a "nervous" character, in particular several I Love Lucy and Lucy Show episodes