A subway fare taker who tried to hide his drunken escapades by falsely reporting a crime, goes on a mini crime spree to try to make fools of the investigating detectives.





Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
George Rose ...
George Lanyard McGraff
Joseph Buloff ...
Man in Tuxedo
Sally Gracie ...
Leona McGraff
Joseph Leon ...
Lou Criscuolo ...
Driver (as Louis Criscuolo)
Carmine Caridi ...
Assistant Driver
Arnold Soboloff ...


A subway fare taker who tried to hide his drunken escapades by falsely reporting a crime, goes on a mini crime spree to try to make fools of the investigating detectives.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

phantasy | alcoholism | See All (2) »


Crime | Drama | Thriller




Release Date:

31 October 1962 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

You Stupit Gangsta!
12 February 2013 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** The "Naked City" episode is about what the narrator tells us the "Common Man" which its star NYC subway token clerk George Lanyand McGraff, George Rose,is anything but. Trying to spice up his life George decides to start a mini crime wave in the city after he fell on his head dead drunk eying a gorgeous blond walking through the park one evening. Caliming he was mugged it's soon found out by the cop in charge of his case Det. Adam Flint, Paul Burke, that the guy is not only full it but a danger to himself and society.

Having nothing to really hold him on George is let back out on the street and gets himself involved in a hijacking of a candy vending truck as well as a fake bomb threat with the police now on an all out five borough dragnet in finding him before he ends up killing himself or someone else! It's George's obsession with the Cold War that has him break into a room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and kidnap a waiter there "The Man in the Tuxedo", Joseph Buloff, whom he accuses of being top nuclear physicist Dr. Fliss the inventor of the dreaded, and far more destructive then even the H-Bomb, Q-Bomb!

***SPOILERS*** Trying to get "The Man in the Tuxedo", or Dr. Fliss,to fess up and admit that he's really working for the Soviet KGB not his country the USA George takes him for a ride on the Staten Island Ferry hoping that getting him sea sick would open him up and get "The Man in the Tuxedo" to admit the truth about himself! It was a nice try on George's part but it didn't really work in "The Man in the Tuxedo" seeing right through his missugash, insanity in Yiddish, and not taking him seriously at all! But it was Geroge who in the end did liven up his very boring life in the crazy things that he did during the last 24 hours. And he can now go back to work at the token booth feeling that he did, besides selling tokens, something important in his life!

P.S Check out a 28 year old Michael Castellano waiting on line to buy a subway token off George McGraff who was later to become famous as the sadistic Mafia hit man, his specialty was the garrote, in the 1972 gangster epic "The Godfather" some ten years later.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's going on with this board? urgeking
ME-TV's time slot glacier1134
'Naked City - The Complete Series' To Be Released sessal-1
Was That Godfrey Cambridge? henri sauvage
Paul Burke question amethystgirl51
Without Stick or Sword JudgeGarth
Discuss Go Fight City Hall (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: