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"The Untouchables" The Mark of Cain (1960)

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David Zelag Goodman (written by)
Eliot Ness (book) ...
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Original Air Date:
17 November 1960 (Season 2, Episode 5)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness

Will Kuluva ... Frank Genna

Conrad Janis ... Sticks

Eduardo Ciannelli ... Joe Genna

Henry Silva ... Little Charlie Sebastino

Paul Picerni ... Lee Hobson

Paula Raymond ... Sylvia Genna

Joyce Taylor ... Singer

Abel Fernandez ... William Youngfellow

Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
Wolfe Barzell ... Salvatore Sebastino
Vic Perrin ... Robert Riordan

Gilman Rankin ... Rawlins
Carol Eve Rossen ... Carol Royce (as Carol Rossen)

Jason Wingreen ... Turner

Walter Winchell ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leon Alton ... Race Spectator (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Ford ... Race Spectator (uncredited)

Michael Jeffers ... Pallbearer (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Outraged Citizen (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Party Guest (uncredited)
K.L. Smith ... 'Puffy' Ocell (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Walter Grauman  (as Walter E. Grauman)
Writing credits
David Zelag Goodman (written by) (as David Z. Goodman)

Eliot Ness (book "The Untouchables") and
Oscar Fraley (book "The Untouchables")

Produced by
Walter Grauman .... producer (as Walter E. Grauman)
Lloyd Richards .... associate producer
Jerry Thorpe .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Charles Straumer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Elmo Veron 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Frank T. Smith 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Grace 
Makeup Department
Irene Beshon .... hair stylist
Kiva Hoffman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Argyle Nelson .... production supervisor (as W. Argyle Nelson)
Marvin Stuart .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent McEveety .... assistant director
Art Department
Irving A. Feinberg .... property master (as Irving Feinberg)
Sound Department
Joseph G. Sorokin .... sound editor
T.T. Triplett .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom May .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Delmar .... costumer
Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... supervising editor
Music Department
Robert H. Raff .... music supervisor (as Robert Raff)
Nelson Riddle .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Harry Fried .... story editor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Produced by
Bert Granet .... producer
Original Music by
Jack Cookerly 
William Loose 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Watt .... second assistant director
Special Effects by
A.D. Flowers .... special effects
A. Paul Pollard .... special effects
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

52 min (without commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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Continuity: During the last conference room scene, Little Charlie takes away Frank Genna's pencil and throws it across the room. In the next shot, Frank is holding the pencil in his hands.See more »
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I'm noticing a trend...., 1 March 2016
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"The Mark of Cain" is one of the better episodes of "The Untouchables" though I have sure noticed a trend. In most of the episodes I've so far watched, Ness and his men really do very little and the hoods just destroy each other. This is the best example, as Ness' work is completely incompetent yet the baddies meet their maker by the time the final credits roll!

In a plot which was very similar to the movie "The Godfather", Little Charlie Sabastiano (Henry Silva) made his mob fortune with drugs. However, the big bosses led by Joe Genna (Eduardo Cianelli) don't like the drug business and want Little Charlie to move into the bootleg booze business with them. This isn't a request...this is an order. But Little Charlie is nuts and very wily. He pretends to go along with the gang but has other things in mind...including murder in order to get the council to see it his way. This is a very dangerous business, indeed.

This episode works not only because the plot is quite good but Silva plays Little Charlie so vividly. It's hard to ignore his bigger than life character. Additionally, Cianelli was fine as Joe and it was really interesting seeing Conrad Janis playing a dope addict and murderer!! All in all, this is an exciting episode...filled with everything...including Ness blowing it once again yet somehow ending up on top!

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