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The Scarface Mob (1959)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  20 April 1959 (USA)
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Story of how a group of incorruptible federal lawmen helped put 1920s' Chicago gangster Al Capone in prison.

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Eliot Ness (archive footage)
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Joe Fuselli (archive footage)
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Brandy LaFrance (archive footage)
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Betty Anderson (archive footage)
Bill Williams ...
Martin Flaherty (archive footage)
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George Ritchie (archive footage)
Bruce Gordon ...
Frank Nitti (archive footage)
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Al Capone (archive footage)
Peter Leeds ...
LaMarr Kane (archive footage)
Eddie Firestone ...
Eric Hansen (archive footage)
Robert Osterloh ...
Tom Kopka (archive footage)
Paul Dubov ...
Jack Rossman (archive footage)
Abel Fernandez ...
William Youngfellow (archive footage)
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Tony Liguri (archive footage)
John Beradino ...
Johnny Giannini (archive footage)
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Special Agent Eliot Ness (Robert Stack) forms The Untouchables, an elite squad of incorruptible lawmen, in order to bring down underworld kingpin Al Capone. First televised as a two-part episode of the Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse in April 1959, The Untouchables was later combined into one seamless version for movie theaters titled "The Scarface Mob." Here, accompanying this movie version are the Desi Arnaz and Walter Winchell introductions that preceded parts one and two of the original Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse broadcast. Written by WyattJones

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Betty Anderson: [Eliot Ness arrives after two Capone men pay his Fiance a visit] Eliot what kind men are they?
Eliot Ness: They are warped, sadistic, rotten little cowards!
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Written by Fats Waller (as Thomas Walter), Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf
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This Didn't Match Up To The Weekly Show
9 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Could this one of those films (or TV shows or made-for-TV movies) that was intense and dramatic when you first watched it as a kid....but now looks tame and wasn't as good as you remembered? Or was this TV-movie simply not up to standards of the weekly show? Hopefully, the latter because I have fond memories of the show.

Growing up, I never missed an episode of the "The Untouchable" on TV and thought it was the greatest. I am still anxiously awaiting someone to put the show on DVD.

However, even though it was fun to see Robert Stack playing Elliot Ness once again; Neville Brand as the tough Al Capone and Barbara Nichols playing a dumb blonde, all of it was just didn't have the impact anymore....or at least in this movie.

The problem was that the story moved too slowly. You can't do that today, especially in crime movies. The only "crime" is having a film that drags.


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