Eliot Ness knows that John "The Cropper" Cropsie killed Belle Alpine's husband and that she witnessed it but for reasons of her own, she won't identify him. Cropsie is a small-time hood who... See full summary »

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John 'The Cropper' Cropsie
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Julie Flack
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Belle Alpine
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Eliot Ness knows that John "The Cropper" Cropsie killed Belle Alpine's husband and that she witnessed it but for reasons of her own, she won't identify him. Cropsie is a small-time hood who wants to get into the big-time and gets a job loan-sharking for Julie Flack. One of his marks tells him that a local company has manufactured 50,000 gallons of industrial alcohol. He manages to steal the precious liquid and tries to sell it to Flack. Ness is onto him quickly and Cropsie has made a serious error in including Belle Alpine's brother-in-law Murray in his plans. Written by garykmcd

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Wow....talk about picking the absolutely WORST person to kill!
28 March 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the episode begins, a man was just murdered and his wife can identify John Cropsie (Don Gordon) as the killer. However, she clams up and claims she has no idea who killed him...and it certainly was NOT Cropsie!! Ness is shocked and it's not at all clear why she would do this...until much later in the show.

In the meantime, Cropsie is tired of being a small-time hood and plans on moving to the big time by robbing 50,000 gallons of industrial alcohol. He plans on selling it to his boss (Harold J. Stone) but when this doesn't go smoothly, he becomes sneaky. He also has a little problem come up with one of him employees being too eager...and the guy jeopardizes the entire operation by killing someone unnecessarily. As to why the lady didn't identify Cropsie...now that becomes VERY important and leads to a great conclusion.

Overall, this is an entertaining and well done episode. It takes a bit more thinking as this one is not just shooting and the like...which I appreciate.


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