Father Francis Gregory thinks nothing short of a miracle has happened when Joe Palakopolous, known as Mr. Pal to his friends, walks into his church. Pal is very generous and provides ... See full summary »

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Joe Palakopolous aka Mr. Pal
Arthur Hill ...
Fr. Francis Gregory
Bruce Gordon ...
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Nicholas Georgiade ...
Abel Fernandez ...
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Agent Ned Ferber
John Alderson ...
Grote
Than Wyenn ...
Frenchy LeBlanc
Michael Hinn ...
Tom Jethroe
Paul Bryar ...
Urcel
Gene Roth ...
Walter Winchell ...
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Father Francis Gregory thinks nothing short of a miracle has happened when Joe Palakopolous, known as Mr. Pal to his friends, walks into his church. Pal is very generous and provides several hundred dollars to start up and maintain a soup kitchen. He also buys the church a new organ and puts up a brightly lit cross atop the church steeple. What Father Gregory doesn't know is that Pal is a gangster who smuggles in whiskey from Canada and is using this small community as a base of operations. Ness and his men are soon onto Pal when a top brand of Canadian whiskey, Canada Gold, suddenly starts to appear on the market. They soon focus on Pal and realize that his generosity to the Church, especially the brightly lit cross, all have a specific purpose. Written by garykmcd

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4 January 1962 (USA)  »

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A real benefactor
5 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The famous Dutch Schultz gambit of taking over a town was done in this Untouchables episode. But whereas Schultz took over the town when a change of venue in a trial was ordered and in his case it was Malone, New York he had no intention of settling there permanently.

Simon Oakland has told one and all he's retiring from the rackets and he settles in some small Wisconsin fishing village where he becomes a public benefactor. The village is poor, but Oakland provides a soup kitchen for the stomach and a giant electric cross for the church for which Father Arthur Hill is properly grateful and defends him against Eliot Ness when The Untouchables say that Oakland is very much in the booze business, running the 'good stuff' in from Canada.

It's amazing what people won't believe or simply don't want to believe. Oakland and Hill are a good pair of guest stars in this fine Untouchables episode.


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