The Untouchables: Season 3, Episode 11

The Canada Run (4 Jan. 1962)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Joe Palakopolous aka Mr. Pal
Arthur Hill ...
Fr. Francis Gregory
Bruce Gordon ...
Nicholas Georgiade ...
Abel Fernandez ...
Agent Ned Ferber
John Alderson ...
Than Wyenn ...
Frenchy LeBlanc
Michael Hinn ...
Tom Jethroe
Paul Bryar ...
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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He's No 'Pal' Of Mine!
16 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simon Oakland with an Irish and Greek accents? Well, that's what you have here, although the veteran actor isn't that convincing in his attempts at foreign accents. Nonetheless, it's an interesting story of a gangster gone north to the shores of Michigan, a short distance from Canada.

His plan is the smuggle in "Canadian Gold," a high-quality whiskey. He quickly goes to work by conning the local people, especially the parish priest who he helps out financially to set up a good soup kitchen. Why, Oakland's "Joe Pal a.k.a. Joe Palakopolous" is positively inspiring! He even pays for a brand new glow-in-the-dark cross atop the cleric's church. Of course, he uses the cross as a guide for the smugglers transversing the dangerous waters into the local harbor.

Will this shyster get caught? Of course, and it's interesting to see how Elliot Ness and the Untouchables do it, and the reaction of "Father Gregory" (Arthur Hill).

Dabbs Greer, playing agent "Ned Ferber," is fascinating in here in a minor role.

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