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The Untouchables (1959–1963)

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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Eliot Ness (119 episodes, 1959-1963)
Walter Winchell ...
 Narrator (119 episodes, 1959-1963)
Nicholas Georgiade ...
 Enrico Rossi / ... (113 episodes, 1959-1963)
 Lee Hobson / ... (91 episodes, 1959-1963)
Abel Fernandez ...
 William Youngfellow / ... (83 episodes, 1959-1963)
 Jack Rossman (63 episodes, 1959-1963)


Chicago, 1930, time of the prohibition. And it is the great time for the organized crime, the so called Mafia. One of the big bosses is Al Capone. He is the best know but at least, he was only one in a dirty game of sex, crime and corruption. People are willing to pay any price to drink alcohol, and sometimes it is their life they have to pay with. Special agent Eliot Ness and his team are trying to defeat the alcohol Mafia, but in this job, you don't have any friends. Written by Florian Baumann <baumann@msmhpd.hoechst.hoechst-ag.dbp.de>

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15 October 1959 (USA)  »

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'Nicolas Georgiade', who plays Untouchable team member Enrico Rossi, actually had a small, uncredited role as a thug in the Desilu Playhouse movie "The Scarface Mob", the series pilot. In the movie, after the Untouchables raid a plant and round up the criminals, Georgiande plays the thug identified as "Frank Cotter, a gunman from New York" who quips to Ness that he'll read about Ness's obituary in jail, thus getting punched by Ness. See more »


Several episodes show Frank Nitti taking over control of the Capone organization immediately upon Capone's conviction for tax evasion. In real life, Nitti was also convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 18 months in federal prison; he wasn't able to assume control of the Capone organization until his release late in 1932. See more »


Police Officer: There is nothing in that area... except an old abandoned warehouse.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

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love it!!!!!!!!1
1 August 2004 | by (north augusta, s.c.) – See all my reviews

i became aware of the untouchables in the mid-late 1970's. when it was on, i stopped everything to watch it sometimes twice a day. didn't matter that i saw each episode a million times! the stories, the acting, the theme song was the best there is. Robert stack,Paul Picerni, Bruce Gordon, Neville Brand and especially Nick Georgiade (who is my very most favorite) all did great jobs. the show still holds up today. in fact, its better than most of whats on today! it would be great if a channel would pick it up and we could watch it again. just knowing these untouchable websites exist makes me feel really warm and good. thanks for being here for us. I've been trying to locate nick georgiade to write a fan/thank-you letter but have been unsuccessful. well, i can look at him here. i miss this show.

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