Naked City

Season 4 Episode 2

Idylls of a Running Back

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Sep 26, 1962 on ABC

Episode Fan Reviews (1)

Write A Review
out of 10
7 votes
  • Sandy Dennis gets to play a spurned girlfriend of a football player in this episode who shoots him.

    This is a wonderful story which gets to draw out a surprise ending from the one you've already formed in your head. Sandy Dennis seems to have been totally enraptured by a famous football player and becomes a dangerous fan. She watches every game intently then approaches him often for autographs. Her boyfriend played by William Daniels is a bit on the annoying side and is pressing her to marry him. She doesn't seem to enjoy the thought that much but loves her football player. Eventually she discovers his hotel room and shoots him. What's happening? Crazed fan or spurned ex-girlfriend? The football player denies knowing her or having anything to do with her but she has evidence showing that the two had an affair. How to solve the case? Will the girl finally get to kill the football player or will he be driven to kill her? Can the police do anything right? A great story in which you think the answer is obvious but it's not!