The Untouchables: Season 1, Episode 22

The White Slavers (10 Mar. 1960)

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The sadistic head of a prostitution ring tries to get a former madam to help him with his operation. Only she decides to work with Eliot Ness instead.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Ernie Torrance
Mike Kellin ...
Mig Torrance
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Alice
Betty Field ...
Mrs. Buchanan
Anthony George ...
Nicholas Georgiade ...
Abel Fernandez ...
Jeremy Slate ...
Red Foran
Paul Langton ...
Bob Wheaton
Frank London ...
Ned Gold
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James Anderson ...
Nicky Flanagan
Natividad Vacío ...
Gas Station Attendant
Sarita Vara ...
Ellena
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Prohibition is over but Eliot Ness and the Untouchables have a lot to keep them busy. They've been trying to shut down the mob-controlled prostitution business and raid one of the houses of ill-repute bun by Al Capone's former partner in the trade, Mig Torrance. Everyone in the house escapes - corrupt police tipped them off - except Mary Sage who is found dead in her bed, the victim of a self-inflicted overdose of heroin. Mig's kid brother was in love with the girl and is heartbroken at her death. Mig is also under pressure from his mobster-partners to increase his business and they tell him to hire Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. B. to those in the business, the best Madam around. She has no interest in returning to the business she left 5 years before but when young Ernie Torrance asks her to recover Mary's body from the police, she meets Eliot Ness and agrees to work with him to close down the mob's operation. Written by garykmcd

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Erotically savage end
21 June 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I had some real problems with this Untouchables episode. There is no way that Al Capone would have had anything to do with Mike Kellin who plays a man in operational control of his organization's prostitution ring. The man we see Kellin play here is too violent, too quick tempered, just not in control. Especially with Robert Stack and his Feds closing down the houses and going after the come on rackets that recruit the girls.

Kellin is a total jerk. Paul Langton representing the imprisoned Capone tells him to bring in a former Polly Adler type madame in as a partner. But Kellin blows that up as Betty Field won't have anything to do with him.

Later on Kellin has the idea to bring in women from Mexico. But when Ness gets wind of it, Kellin machine guns a whole truckload of them. Bad public relations move for the mob which is just getting over St. Valentine's Day.

The ending is an especially bloody and violent one even for The Untouchables. As for Kellin he meets a violent and somewhat erotically savage end. That might be worth checking out.

But overall this is an inferior episode.


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