Having had major successes in eliminating the illegal trade in champagne, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables suddenly find that the expensive wine is finding its way onto the market again. ... See full summary »

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Having had major successes in eliminating the illegal trade in champagne, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables suddenly find that the expensive wine is finding its way onto the market again. During one raid, they find that a couple of the bottles are frozen solid and Ness speculates that they may have been shipped in a refrigerated car. They trace the illegal shipment to Ira Bauer, a blind fish and seafood wholesaler. For Bauer, his lack sight is anything but an impediment. He particularly likes to play chess as a way of keeping his mind sharp. He and Ness are soon involved in their own game as the Treasury officer tries to get the evidence he needs to shut down Bauer's operation. Written by garykmcd

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Blind justice.
23 March 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very unique episode of "The Untouchables", though it doesn't seem that unusual for the first half. Initially the show is about some punks smuggling in champagne and how these people start preying on each other after a Ness raid. First Marty Baltin (Michael Constantine) threatens to kill Charley Miller (Murray Hamilton) and then Charley ends up threatening a blind guy, Ira Bauer (Richard Conte). Now you'd think the blind guy would be pretty pathetic and defenseless...and Charley makes that mistake. However, Bauer is a very devious guy who not only has no trouble killing but he thinks crime is like a big game. And, when Ness finally realizes that Bauer is the kingpin, instead of denying it, he takes it as a challenge...almost like a villain toying with Mr. Bond! It's all very interesting and Ness is forced to eventually even have a shootout with a blind guy!!

Overall, this is certainly an unusual but memorable episode. Believable...maybe not. But it is really cool and fun to watch.


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