Eliot Ness is lured south of the border to retrieve a witness who will help his case. Only it's a set-up...once there, the mobster on trial is planning to have Ness killed.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Fanning
Nick Delgado
Julius Imbry
Theodore Newberry
Lucita (as Barbara Luna)
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Achilles Guzman (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Alex Montoya ...
Max Charcas
Richard Norris ...


After Eliot Ness and the Untouchables have spent a year of putting the case together, the federal prosecutor is finally ready to go after racketeer Ted Newberry. Their prime witness, Julius Imbry, is under police protection and living in a hotel. Newberry's top gunman Jerry Fanning botches a planned hit but crooked politicians at city hall, as worried as anyone else about what might be revealed, arrange for Imbry to leave town. Now both Fanning and Eliot Ness head to Mexico to find Imbry and either kill him or bring him back for the trial. Written by garykmcd

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26 November 1959 (USA)  »

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Missing witness in Mexico
10 September 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode of The Untouchables takes Robert Stack to Mexico on the trail of witness Byron Foulger who was set to testify against racketeer Ken Lynch. He gets a one way ticket south of the border and then Lynch's top triggerman Martin Landau after him and Eliot Ness after all of them.

Not the best story The Untouchables ever had. Why Foulger couldn't just disappear as many potential informers did is beyond me. Stack has a partner the future Ben Casey of television Vincent Edwards who gets himself captured, but proves resourceful in captivity.

He has the meatiest part, but Martin Landau as the hit-man is the best one in the story. It's the kind of part that calls for scenery chewing and Landau really chows down.

He's worth watching in this story.

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