Frank Nitti and Bugs Moran are about to go to war, and to forestall that possibility, Elliot Ness and the Untouchables begin rounding up every machine gun owned by the gangsters' hitmen. To... See full summary »

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Frank Nitti and Bugs Moran are about to go to war, and to forestall that possibility, Elliot Ness and the Untouchables begin rounding up every machine gun owned by the gangsters' hitmen. To resupply himself, Nitti hires Polish gunsmith Jan Trobek to make a dozen Tommy guns. Unfortunately for Trobek and his wife, Nitti and Moran soon settle their differences, which means that the pair are now witnesses who could turn into liabilities for Nitti. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The episode is set in 1934. The homemade rifle that is sold to Frank Nitti is in fact an M-1 carbine, which was not produced until 1941. See more »

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Handcrafted machine guns....
20 March 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the episode begins, the Moran and Nitti mobs of Chicago are about to go to war with each other. The Moran gang, by the way, is the same one that had battled Capone and which was attacked during the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre a few years earlier. To fight Moran, Nitti wants machine guns and although they are ubiquitous on the show, apparently they couldn't find any and they went in search of someone to make them. Unfortunately for Mr. Tobek, a Polish immigrant, he has the skills to make such guns...and the Nitti gang is going to get them one way or the other! Once they get them, the Tobeks clearly are expendable...unless Ness and his men get to them first.

This is an odd episode as it features a mobster living with the Tobeks and keeping them prisoner BUT also bonding with them. When he's ordered to kill them, he's really conflicted...making for an interesting scene. Additionally, the ending is uber-violent..the sort of stuff fans of the series loved! It also features yet another example of Ness using brutality and illegal tactics to get what he wants! Well worth seeing.

For what it's worth, the final epilogue in this episode by Walter Winchell said that the mobs never had more than a few machine guns...which is odd since if you count all the episodes of this show together, you've seen hundreds and hundreds of Thompson machine guns!!


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