Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The City was the pilot film for the brief Anthony Quinn TV series Man and the City. Quinn joined such movie luminaries as Jimmy Stewart and Shirley MacLaine in migrating to the small screen for the 1971-72 season--unsuccessfully, as it turned out. He portrays Thomas Jefferson Alcala, the progressive mayor of an unspecified Southwestern city (the film was shot in Albuquerque). Future MASH regular Mike Farrell is also on hand as Mayor Alcala's conservative aide. The City finds Hizzoner tackling urban problems, a theme carried over to the Man and the City series itself.
city, mayor, urban-problems, political-conflict