The Untouchables: Season 2, Episode 10

The Otto Frick Story (22 Dec. 1960)

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Otto Frick is a drug dealer with a traveling group of distributors. Ness and his men trace his supply chain to a book shop whose owner regularly visits the German Consulate in New York. ... See full summary »

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Walter Messlinger
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Hans Eberhardt
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Otto Frick
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Erika Peters ...
Hedda Messlinger
Abel Fernandez ...
Nicholas Georgiade ...
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Stacy Harris ...
Capt. Reardon
Fred Nurney ...
Felix Boll
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Manning Loder
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Nathaniel Emmons
Joseph Mell ...
Herschel Levitan
Molly Roden ...
Elaine Levitan
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Otto Frick is a drug dealer with a traveling group of distributors. Ness and his men trace his supply chain to a book shop whose owner regularly visits the German Consulate in New York. Ness soon realizes that the Nazis are supplying Frick and that one of its agents, Walter Messlinger, is the point of contact. What Ness doesn't yet realize is that Messlinger wants Frick's experience as a hood to start using Nazi strong-arm tactics against local citizens. He also enlists Frick's right-hand man, Hans Eberhardt, to set up a protection racket against Jewish shopkeepers. When Ness intercepts one of the German drug shipments, Frick starts putting pressure on his German contact and it all comes to a head on the night of big German-American Bund rally at Madison Square Gardens. Written by garykmcd

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A Different Kind Of Crime Story
20 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The rise of the American Nazi Party, and of drug traffic, are the subjects here in this episode, which is kind of different because of the political angle. Usually it's just Eliott Ness and his guys fighting crime but here it is a combination of crime and politics.

Without spoiling anything, it turns that Otto Frick isn't the big villain in this story but a man named "Walter Messlinger," played by Francis Lederer. Oh, "Frick" and others have key roles in this story but Messlinger is the top gangster/Nazi here. All the characters are pretty interesting from Frick (Jack Warden) to the gullible thug "Hans Eberhardt" (Richard Jaekel) to sexy-and-evil "Hedda Messlinger" (Erika Peters).

We even get real-life footage of a Nazi rally held in Madison Square Garden! Note: Many times the stories revolve around a certain criminal I've never heard of, so I look him up on the Internet. I usually find the man, but I could not find anything on Otto Frick, making me wonder if that was just a fictional character. As much as I love this show, I realize a lot of it is fiction....at least involving Elliot Ness.


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