The Untouchables: Season 1, Episode 28

The Frank Nitti Story (28 Apr. 1960)

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Al Capone's main enforcer, Frank Nitti, has gone into the movie business. He threatens theater owners into paying him protection money...or else!



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Rogers / Zoran Bresnovitch
Myron McCormick ...
Ramsey Lennox
Jerry Dockstone
Bruce Gordon ...
Anthony George ...
Abel Fernandez ...
William Youngfellow (credit only)
Nicholas Georgiade ...
Ellie Morley
Alex Gerry ...
J. N. Miller
Louie Campagna (as Frank de Kova)
Jason MacIntyre
Harry Harvey ...
Harold Coldman (as Harry Harvey Sr.)


With Prohibition a thing of the past, mobster Frank Nitti focuses on something the mob knows how to do very well: extortion. The gangster focuses on the movie distribution industry, specifically theater owners. After blinding the owner of two theaters in Chicago as a warning to others, he sets his sights on the Star theater chain with ticket sales of $100 million a year. The head of the chain, J.N. Miller has no choice, as he sees it, but to give them what they want. A check of the company's books however, gives the Feds all the information they need to get Miller to cooperate. Ness also focuses on a Nitti associate, Sydney Rogers, to get the good on the big hoodlum. In the end, the mob and Ness take care of Nitti but the cost is high as one of Ness' men is killed. Written by garykmcd

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During the course of the show, it is remarked by the theater owner that there lots of expenses for theaters converting to sound. By 1934 and the year is mentioned by Walter Winchell, theaters had changed over to sound. See more »


Jason MacIntyre: Nitti can't scare me. Of course he might kill me, but he can't scare me.
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Bruce Gordon, the best of the gangsters
8 September 2007 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I watched these shows as a kid and I always loved it when Bruce Gordon was on playing Frank Nitti in his dark pinstriped suit. His voice, his sneer, his general bearing all told you this guy was the real boss.

He was in the first show, "The Empty Chair," and had a great scene firing a Tommy gun into a couple of associates in a barber shop. But most of the time he was the big man chomping a cigar in his office and ordering someone else to "knock him off." I later saw photos of the real Frank Nitti, who, of course, looked nothing like Bruce Gordon. The whole series was a fantasy approach to the Prohibition era, bearing no more resemblance to Chicago in the 1930's than most westerns do to the area west of the Mississippi in the later part of the 19th century. Accepting it as such, "The Untouchables" was a great series and a lot of fun to watch.

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