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
Dick Foran ...
Jerry Dockstone
Bruce Gordon ...
Anthony George ...
Abel Fernandez ...
William Youngfellow (credit only)
Nicholas Georgiade ...
Phyllis Coates ...
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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Out of control
29 June 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

As 95% of The Untouchables episodes were pure fiction one normally did not have to worry about continuity. The episodes were never chronological, this episode is fixed by narrator Walter Winchell with happening in 1934.

Bruce Gordon as Frank Nitti is now working a new racket. Simple extortion of theater owners with smooth talking Richard Anderson fronting the operation along with alcoholic shyster attorney Myron McCormick and the muscle being Gordon and Frank DeKova.

Harry Harvey, Sr. is blinded and another theater owner Dick Foran is killed with a car bomb. Even an Untouchable, Anthony George is killed as well as Gordon who has really gone out of control puts a hit on Robert Stack and his men. As you gather this was one of the bloodiest of Untouchable episodes. And there's more than that.

Bruce Gordon was always a treat with that perpetual sneer and rasp in his voice, he really played Nitti to the hilt. As he always did he adds something to this episode even if the facts just ain't there.

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