Melanthos Moon is a San Francisco art and antique dealer who manages to hijack a large supply of the special paper used to print U.S. Currency. He then arranges to spring from Leavenworth ... See full summary »

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Melanthos Moon is a San Francisco art and antique dealer who manages to hijack a large supply of the special paper used to print U.S. Currency. He then arranges to spring from Leavenworth prison master counterfeiter Hans Dreiser to engrave the plates to produce the money. Eliot Ness and the Untouchables are soon on to him having followed Moon's henchman Benny Joplin back to his Oakland, California home. With the phony money available, Moon then approaches Chicago mobster Frank Nitti with an offer of $100 million split 50/50 with Nitti distributing the cash. Ness and his men are out to get one of the nearly perfect bills to get the serial number and stop the distribution of the cash before it starts. Written by garykmcd

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Mr. Moon....a big-time connoisseur as well as a big-time jerk!
4 March 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Victor Buono plays Mr. Moon...a very cultivated criminal with expensive tastes. His antique shop doesn't allow him to live in the lifestyle to which he's become accustomed so he has created a side business...counterfeiting. To get the lucrative business up an running, he first orchestrates a robbery where they steal the same paper used to make US paper money. Next, he shows even more nerve and breaks the best counterfeiter out of prison and has him make perfect copies of $100 bills. And, in each case, lots of folks die and the cold-blooded Moon doesn't seem the least bit concerned. He's a very cool character...cool enough to then enlist the help of the Nitti gang to peddle his phony bills. The guy seems to have thought of everything...right?

This is a really good episode...well written, creepy and well made in every way. Buono makes a very slick baddie and it's one of the better episodes of season two.


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