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Man in the Middle 

Slot machines have become all the rage and William 'Porker' Davis is making a fortune on all of those nickels and dimes. He soon comes under pressure from mobster Joe Bomer who's prepared ... See full summary »

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Eliot Ness
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Benjy Liemer
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Joe Bomer
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Julie Liemer
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William 'Porker' Davis
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Lee Hobson
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Enrico Rossi
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Jack Rossman
Robert Christopher ...
Matty Karsh
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Moose Tobin
Paul Barselou ...
Walter Hale (as Paul Barselow)
Louis Nicoletti ...
Floorman (as Louis A. Nicoletti)
Joey Barnum ...
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Slot machines have become all the rage and William 'Porker' Davis is making a fortune on all of those nickels and dimes. He soon comes under pressure from mobster Joe Bomer who's prepared to let him stay in business provided he gives the players a 70% return on their bets thereby making sure they will always come back. Davis agrees but when Bomer finds out the machines have been doctored to pay out less, Davis is soon on the run. Turns out it's Davis' friend and Bomer employee Benjy Liemer who has been fiddling with the machines and also providing Ness with anonymous tips. Written by garykmcd

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5 April 1962 (USA)  »

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The narration that begins the third act states that the murder of "Porker" Davis takes place on the evening of November 16, 1933. However, the tag placed on the morgue drawer states that the body was received on October 4, 1933. See more »

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Slot machines are back
19 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Slot machines are back in Chicago and they're under the control of Tom Drake. He and his goon squad headed by chief goon Mike Mazurki are running roughshod over all the independents including Gavin McLeod. So much so that when McLeod feels he's been pushed enough he kills Mazurki. Can't really blame him with a guy as big as Mike Mazurki coming if you can reach for a gun. But that's not how Drake sees it.

All this is being manipulated by Martin Balsam who has nursed a long grudge against both Drake and McLeod. He works for Drake, but he's about taking both of them out. And his wife Cloris Leachman is dissatisfied with her drab existence with Balsam is ready to take him out.

Robert Stack and the squad have little to do in this episode but see everyone kill each other off. Still they do it Chicago gangster style.


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