The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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The Seventh Vote 

After Al Capone is imprisoned for tax evasion, he leaves his Chicago operation in the hands of a governing council. There are two factions however, one headed by Frank Nitti and the other ... See full summary »

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Eliot Ness
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Frank Nitti
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Alexander Stavro
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Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik
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Lee Hobson
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Archie Devlin
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Enrico Rossi
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Muller
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Gregory
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After Al Capone is imprisoned for tax evasion, he leaves his Chicago operation in the hands of a governing council. There are two factions however, one headed by Frank Nitti and the other by Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik, and they can't agree on anything. To resolve the deadlock, Capone asks his mentor, known only as Kafka, to return to the U.S.A. and take over the management of his organization. Kafka was deported 11 years previously and now lives in the Orient and Nitti and Guzik hire Alexander Stavro to ensure that Kafka entry is uneventful. Eliot Ness and the Untouchables work with the RCMP to ensure Kafka is prevented from crossing into the U.S.A. Written by garykmcd

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Quite Kafkaesque.
2 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's a real shame that the episodes of "The Untouchables" weren't written and aired in chronological order. Instead, they bounce about sequentially and this isn't usually a problem. However, in "The Seventh Vote" it is a bit of an issue. That's because in episode one of the first season, Nehemiah Persoff played 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik and he and Frank Nitti were locked into a battle over control of the Capone organization now that Al Capone was in prison.

Here, the old story picks up with the same story line and re- examines much of the same material and people. The big difference is that now the impasse is going to apparently be settled by bringing in Mr. Kafka to break the stalemate in the ruling council. The problem is that Kafka was deported over a decade earlier and they'll need to sneak him into the United States...which still seems like an awfully short-term sort of solution.

To get this guy into the country, Nitti and Guzik hire the services of Stavros (Joseph Ruskin)...a guy who doesn't take any guff off anyone...even these two gang leaders. But naturally, Ness is out to stop this and investigates Stavros' organization.

This is a pretty interesting show and in spite of being way out of sequence and a silly lucky shot by Ness at the end, it's well worth seeing. Some great support here with Persoff and Ruskin--two very familiar faces who make this show even more menacing than usual.


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