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20 April 1959 (USA) See more »
Story of how a group of incorruptible federal lawmen helped put 1920s' Chicago gangster Al Capone in prison. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness

Keenan Wynn ... Joe Fuselli

Barbara Nichols ... Brandy LaFrance

Pat Crowley ... Betty Anderson
Bill Williams ... Martin Flaherty

Joe Mantell ... George Ritchie
Bruce Gordon ... Frank Nitti

Neville Brand ... Al Capone
Peter Leeds ... LaMarr Kane
Eddie Firestone ... Eric Hansen
Robert Osterloh ... Tom Kopka
Paul Dubov ... Jack Rossman
Abel Fernandez ... William Youngfellow

Paul Picerni ... Tony Liguri
John Beradino ... Johnny Giannini
Wolfe Barzell ... Picco

Frank Wilcox ... U.S. District Attorney Beecher Asbury
Peter Mamakos ... Bomber Belcastro (archive footage)
Wally Cassell ... Phil D'Andrea
Herman Rudin ... Mops Volpe
Richard Benedict ... 'Fur' Sammons
Bern Hoffman ... Greasy Thumb Guzik

Frank DeKova ... Jimmy Napoli (archive footage) (as Frank de Kova)
James Westerfield ... Ed Marriatt
Walter Winchell ... Narration (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Tornek ... Waiter at Tap Dancing Show (archive footage)
Robert Anderson ... Detective at Raid (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Reporter (uncredited) (archive footage)
Francis De Sales ... Deputy District Attorney (uncredited) (archive footage)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Table Extra (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Man at Theatre (uncredited)
Nicholas Georgiade ... Hood Punched by Ness (uncredited) (archive footage)
Chuck Hamilton ... Man on Sidewalk at Capone Incarceration (uncredited) (archive footage)

John Hoyt ... Capone Lawyer (uncredited) (archive footage)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Capone Hood (uncredited) (archive footage)
Lou Krugman ... Hood (uncredited) (archive footage)
George J. Lewis ... Bartender (uncredited) (archive footage)
James Nolan ... Chick, Cop on the Take (uncredited) (archive footage)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited) (archive footage)
Bartlett Robinson ... Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson (uncredited) (archive footage)
Ric Roman ... Al Kenner, Capone machine-gunner at Brewery (uncredited) (archive footage)
Sig Ruman ... Beer Brewer (uncredited) (archive footage)
Brick Sullivan ... Federal Agent in Beer Truck (uncredited) (archive footage)
Harry Wilson ... Hood Being Arrested (uncredited) (archive footage)
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Directed by
Phil Karlson 
Writing credits
Paul Monash (written by)

Eliot Ness (book "The Untouchables") and
Oscar Fraley (book "The Untouchables")

Produced by
Jack Aldworth .... associate producer
Bert Granet .... executive producer
Quinn Martin .... producer
Original Music by
Wilbur Hatch 
Cinematography by
Charles Straumer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert L. Swanson 
Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Frank T. Smith 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Grace 
Makeup Department
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist
Lorraine Roberson .... hair stylist
Production Management
Desi Arnaz .... executive in charge of production
Argyle Nelson .... production supervisor (as W. Argyle Nelson)
James Paisley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dann Cahn .... second unit director
Vincent McEveety .... assistant director
Art Department
Charles West .... property master
Sound Department
Jack A. Finlay .... sound editor
Cam McCulloch .... sound mixer
Keith Stafford .... sound editor (as Keith W. Safford)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Bos .... wardrober
Maria P. Donovan .... wardrobe (as Maria Donovan)
Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
E.C. Norton .... music supervisor
Robert H. Raff .... music editor (as Robert Raff)
Other crew
Jack Baker .... choreographer
Dorothy Hechtlinger .... story editor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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USA:102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 (1961) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1960) (uncut) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1960) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15

Did You Know?

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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
not the same as the TV series--, 13 April 2006
Author: brucetwo

This was a HUGE TV EVENT when it first came on. Yes, it functioned as the pilot of the subsequent TV series, with Eliot Ness played by Robert Stack. But it was longer, and a lot better. Many epic scenes of tank-like trucks with snowplows on them BASHING through the gates of the warehouses where the bad guys brewed illegal beer. Then the feds would jump out of the truck and spray everybody with Tommy Gun fire. (Of course TV shows like this in the 1950s made America more than eager to do the same thing in third world countries--Korea, Guatemala, Vietnam, the mid-East --you name it). Neville Brand as Al Capone was not in the TV series, because he'd already been vanquished by Ness at the end of this TV movie. He was distinguished for his schtick in this film, of laughing and then turning angry and surly in a split second, as his henchmen mobsters sat around a banquet table trying to keep up with his mood swings, alternately laughing and glowering along with him. Bob Hope later did a satire of this scene on one of his TV specials--the laughing and glowering. It was pretty funny. I was a dorky pre-teen in the local Methodist Youth Fellowship when the most memorable scene of the film came on: --Ness had a sweet girlfriend in the movie, who pure as she was, didn't seem to wear a bra under her sweaters, all of which seemed to unbutton down the front. In the key scene, several hulking Italian-American criminals bash down the door to her single-woman's apartment, security chain and all, and then rip open her sweater and "admire" the merchandise. Pretty hot stuff for 1950s family-hour viewing! In the next scene she and Ness are getting married and Ness organizes a parade of Capone's confiscated beer trucks, to get back at him for feeling up his girlfriend, craven non-Anglo animal that he is. Now that's American justice! --Pretty good for the same company that brought us I LOVE LUCY for so many years. Anyway--if you want a TAPE of this movie, be sure it's the original film with Neville Brand, and not just episodes of the later TV show.-B2

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