Lily Dallas is a highly intelligent ex-con who has a history of committing bank robberies. This time she and her husband George 'Blackie' Dallas, who is known for his deft use of a Tommy ... See full summary »

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Lily Dallas
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Mrs. Murphy
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Marty Stoke
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George 'Blackie' Dallas
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Thomas B. Randall
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Lily Dallas is a highly intelligent ex-con who has a history of committing bank robberies. This time she and her husband George 'Blackie' Dallas, who is known for his deft use of a Tommy gun, kidnap a well known and very rich businessman Thomas B. Randall and demand $300,000 ransom. Mrs. Randall follows their instructions and doesn't contact the police until after she has paid the ransom so Ness puts out a rumor that all of the bills have been marked. Blackie however is beginning to chafe under Lily's orders, all the more so as she is having an affair with a member of her crew, Marty Stoke. With the ransom money now unmovable, they go back to robbing banks. Written by garykmcd

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16 March 1961 (USA)  »

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In the lingering final shot, the shell casings littering the floor are obviously from theatrical blanks. See more »

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"You listen HARD laughing boy!!!"
4 May 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I noticed one review compared Norma Crane's performance as Lily Dallas was a lot like a female version of "White Heat"...Cagney's most enjoyable and psychotic performance. I think this is very accurate. While a bit more subtle, it's not by much and the character is nasty and wicked in a way you almost never saw on "The Untouchables"....especially from a woman. The only one who came close was season one's "Ma Barker and Her Boys". For this reason alone, this episode is well worth seeing.

The show begins with a kidnapping. George Dallas wants to let their rich hostage go now that they've been paid, but his wife, Lily is the power in that gang and she insists they kill the guy to prevent their being any loose ends. One thing Lily is not is sentimental! She also has a similar attitude towards her family--she couldn't give a rat's butt about her kid, she constantly screams at her alcoholic mother and cheats on her husband...simply because she has no heart and no conscience.

Putting together some very, very, very vague clues the Untouchables somehow catch up to Lily and this is the big problem with this otherwise excellent show. Why, when Ness and his man ransack a house would they focus on a particular sample of lipstick?! This really wasn't logical...and the show could have done this portion better. Still, it's exciting and well worth seeing...just to watch nasty Lily in action. I especially liked her machine gun-stoked tantrum near the end...classic. And that final scene...wow!!


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