Mobster Victor Kurtz makes peace with his main rival for illegal liquor distribution in Chicago's South Side, Monk Lyselle. All goes well for several months until Eliot Ness and his men ... See full summary »

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Holly Kester
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Mobster Victor Kurtz makes peace with his main rival for illegal liquor distribution in Chicago's South Side, Monk Lyselle. All goes well for several months until Eliot Ness and his men begin to intervene. They begin to hijack Kurtz' trucks and he automatically assumes that Lyselle has broken their agreement. Over the several months there was peace, Kurtz' main gunman, Holly Kester, has lost his nerve and Ness focuses on him as a possible way to put both Kurtz and Lyselle out of business. Written by garykmcd

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An old torpedo has lost his nerve
28 March 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "The Untouchables" was directed by Ida Lupino. It stars Charles McGraw as Holly Kester. Kester is an aging torpedo-- an enforcer who is tough and is willing and able to beat or kill someone for his boss at a moment's notice. And, he's been very good at it and his relationship with his boss, Victor Kurtz (John Anderson) is very good. Business is also very good, as Kurtz and his long-time rival, Lyselle, has finally put their grudges behind and they are working together finally.

While this situation seems dandy, Ness has made it his business to muddy up this lovey-dovey situation. How? Ness deliberately targets ONLY Kurtz's business. Again and again, Ness and his men raid Kurtz and it starts to look as if Lyselle must be friendly with the Feds-- telling them about how to hurt Kurtz most. So naturally, Kurtz begins attacking Lyselle and soon you have a war going between them*. In the process, Kester's nerves are starting to fray...and it's much worse after he's nearly killed by Lyselle's men. What's next? See the show...it's a dandy. Well done all around and well worth seeing.

By the way, at one point Kester is talking to his buddy and one of them says "Don't play Stella Dallas with me". This is a reference to the Barbara Stanwyck film "Stella Dallas"...a real tear-jerker. In other words, he's telling his friend to stop trying to make him cry.

*It is odd and a bit confusing that Ness is deliberately provoking a mob war considering how hard he worked in a few previous episodes (such as "Giant Killer") Ness works very, very hard to prevent such violence between rival gangs!


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