He may have survived the War and years in a concentration camp, but stowaway Peter Kaban (played by Vittorio Gassman) may have met his match in New York City. The system, thugs, cops, grifters, and the very city itself grinds and grinds the man down until there's nearly nothing left. Can he survive long enough for someone to listen to anything he has to say? Will someone just let this guy find his friend Tom? You know, the clarinet player? The one who works in Time Square.