The Untouchables: Season 1, Episode 5

Ain't We Got Fun (12 Nov. 1959)

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A successful bootlegger seizes control of a nightclub and takes its brash young comic under his wing, promising to make him a star.

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Joseph Buloff ...
Benny Hoff
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Johnny Paycheck
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Phyllis Coates ...
Renee Sullivan
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Big Jim Harrington
Harry Bartell ...
Schlessinger
Nicholas Georgiade ...
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LaMarr Kane
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Walter Winchell ...
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With the end of prohibition in sight, mobster Big Jim Harrington is branching out and forcing the owners of successful night clubs to give him a majority share of their joints in return for letting them stay open. He also decides to hire an ambitious comedian, Johnny Paycheck, he sees at one of the clubs and promises to make him a big star. Johnny owes a lot to one of the of the club owners being forced out, Benny Hoff, but when Harrington's henchmen get rid of Hoff, Johnny re-assesses his priorities. Written by garykmcd

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One of the best of the series,

The story itself seems not that tremendous at first sight. But the performances are worth watching, believe me. First Cameron Mitchell gives here one of his best performances ever as the desperate character in lost in advance search for happiness. The perfect loser...Terrific. So are the Ted de Corsia characters as the mob leader and, above all, the always outstanding Timothy Carey as a terrifying killer who finds fun playing with matches and gasoline in front of his victims. Ted de Corsia and Timothy Carey, both "rescued" from Stanley Kubrick's THE KILLING... UNTOUCHABLES series gave us some unforgettable gripping characters, besides the lead ones. A wonderful crime series.


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