The Untouchables: Season 2, Episode 32

90-Proof Dame (8 Jun. 1961)

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Nate Kester is a burlesque theatre operator who decides to branch out into the lucrative brandy business. He is producing his own brandy, of very poor quality, and using a fancy French ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Marquise de Bouverais / Marcie McKuen
Steven Geray ...
Etienne de Bouverais
Steve Cochran ...
Nate Kester
Alex Brosak
Gilbert Green ...
Henry Bogar
Moxie (as Dean Stanton)
Nicholas Georgiade ...
Norman Burton ...
Wally Dagan
Walter Winchell ...
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Nate Kester is a burlesque theatre operator who decides to branch out into the lucrative brandy business. He is producing his own brandy, of very poor quality, and using a fancy French label to try and pass it off as de Bouverais cognac. He realizes that if his scheme is to work, he will have to ensure that the real stuff is unavailable for comparison to the rot gut he will be marketing. He manages to destroy the principal supplier of the real stuff but Etienne de Bouverais himself comes to Chicago to put a new wholesaler in place. When he kills off de Bouverais he finds he has a formidable foe in the form of Madame de Bouverais, the former Marcie McKuen, at one time a dancer in his theatre. Eliot Ness tries to convince her to cooperate with the Feds to bring Kester down but she has her own plans to get even her former employer. Written by garykmcd

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Brandy Drinkers can tell
20 November 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Untouchables episode is based on the premise that brandy drinkers are a discerning lot and can tell the real deal from the swill that is floating around during Prohibition. Steve Cochran who owns a burlesque theater manufactures such swill and he'd like to drive the real stuff out of existence.

The best real imported brandy is from Steven Geray who on a visit to Chicago is killed by Cochran and his hoods. But Geray a titled Frenchman bequeathed his title on his wife Joanna Barnes. She may be a marquise now but back in the day she was a dancer in Cochran's burlesque house.

Robert Stack comes to her for help when her husband is killed, but Barnes is working on her own plan to get even.

Cochran is his usual silky and cruel villain. And Barnes is quite the lady scorned. This one Untouchables fans will like.

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