The Untouchables: Season 4, Episode 18

Globe of Death (5 Feb. 1963)

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Frank Nitti decides to import a large amount of heroin - $2 million worth. Eliot Ness is soon onto him and arrests the delivery man, Mr. Yang from Shanghai, but he no longer has the goods ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Morse ...
Larry Bass
Bruce Gordon ...
Phillip Pine ...
Whitey Grosse
Nicholas Georgiade ...
Abel Fernandez ...
Gilbert Green ...
Kurt Koenig
Duke Barker
Yang (as Jerry H. Fujikawa)
Walter Burke ...
Mr. Harman
Robert Carricart ...
Sam Weidman


Frank Nitti decides to import a large amount of heroin - $2 million worth. Eliot Ness is soon onto him and arrests the delivery man, Mr. Yang from Shanghai, but he no longer has the goods and they have no reason to detain him. Ness and one of his men travel to San Francisco to see if they can determine how the goods were smuggled into the country and determine that it entered on a passenger cruiser and was then shipped by air to Chicago enclosed in a large globe. Meanwhile, one of Nitti's fellow gangsters, Larry Bass, has his own plans for the drugs and assembles his own team to break into the bank vault where Nitti is temporarily storing the globe. Written by garykmcd

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Nitti Buffaloed
10 May 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Prohibition has ended, but the crime syndicate it created is looking for new things to profit from and Bruce Gordon as Frank Nitti has decided that narcotics is the wave of the future. He's bought himself a very large shipment of heroin in a world globe that looks about three feet in diameter. And where better to keep it than in a bank that the syndicate owns as it has a nice steel vault.

Of course the syndicate's new interest in heroin brings in The Untouchables. It also brings out the greed in Nitti's crime council and one of them decides to rip him off and organizes a heist of the bank.

This episode has a nice collection of familiar character players, but one really stands out for me. Japanese actor Jerry Fujikawa plays Nitti's oriental connection and this was one of the few times that I ever saw Bruce Gordon backed up in an Untouchables episode. Gordon tries to hold out a bit on him, but Fujikawa in a deadpan and deadly manner suggests this might not be a good idea. I won't go into the details, but the scene is priceless.

And he also gets arrested by Robert Stack and his group, but Fujikawa is the only one who gets away with it all. Just brilliant.

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