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Director:
Writers:
Paul Monash (written by)
Eliot Ness (book) ...
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Release Date:
20 April 1959 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Story of how a group of incorruptible federal lawmen helped put 1920s' Chicago gangster Al Capone in prison. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
Hollywood’s Al Capone
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 9 January 2012, 6:42 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Not historical, but good fun anyway See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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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Runtime:
USA:102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 (1961) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1960) (uncut) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1960) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15

Did You Know?

Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
Ain't MisbehavinSee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Not historical, but good fun anyway, 19 September 2000
Author: shaman-7 from Long Beach, California

Al Capone versus Eliot Ness--Evil versus Good--Darkness versus Light...

The late 'Fifties brought B&W television to its highest point and "The Untouchables" was a case in point. People have a way of forgetting that the series--with its graphic violence--was controversial in its own time.

Robert Stack(as Eliot Ness) was here the perfect film noir hero--tough, laconic and utterly loyal to his subordinates. Neville Brand, no slouch himself, lit up the screen as Al Capone--sadistic, as tough as Ness and totally without concern for his own people(or anyone else, for that matter).

The reconstruction of mood and ambiance in this movie(re-edited from the TV series) is flawless. The mythic world which you see here is one that psychologist Carl Jung would have approved of. It was the "world" in which my own Dad had grown up--as seen through a child's eyes.

But, as history, it is woefully wide of the mark. The real Eliot Ness left Federal service after a few short years and was much less moral and self-possessed than the character played by Robert Stack. The real Al Capone had a weakness for beautiful women which ultimately killed him.

While Ness put the Chicago Gangsters under financial pressure, an accountant from the IRS actually put this multiple murderer behind bars--for income tax evasion.

I saw this as a kid, with my Dad at my side. It made me feel that there is, in the end, no issue more important than simple justice. Since that time, like most folks, I've learned to live with moral ambiguity. But that's not all good news, by any means.

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