The Untouchables: Season 3, Episode 15

The Whitey Steele Story (8 Feb. 1962)

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In New York on a case, Eliot Ness learns that mobster Joe Kulak is out to get control of the racing wire. The wire provides horse racing results from tracks across the country to betting ... See full summary »

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Joker
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Michael Barrigan
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Gregory Pindar
Phillip Pine ...
Griff Darden
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Nicholas Georgiade ...
Sean McClory ...
Police Capt. John Stanwood
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Frankie Brendon
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Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Joe Kulak (as Oscar Beregi)
Hal K. Dawson ...
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Ila Britton ...
Louise Bramley (as Ila Briton)
Walter Winchell ...
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In New York on a case, Eliot Ness learns that mobster Joe Kulak is out to get control of the racing wire. The wire provides horse racing results from tracks across the country to betting parlors and bookies. The mob is out to get control of Michael Barrigan's wire service and they've killed Barrigan's two partners to put pressure on him. With information that Gregory Pindar will be running the mob's wire service, Ness travels to San Francisco undercover posing as hoodlum Whitey Steele to see if he can infiltrate the new operation. He gets a job with Pindar and learns that Pindar may also be importing heroin. Problems arise when a New York mobster, who knows Ness, shows up in town. Written by garykmcd

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Eliot Ness undercover?
11 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I couldn't really believe this one. As Eliot Ness properly points out every hood east of the Mississippi knows what he looks like, especially due to the rather public way he goes about smashing crime garnering a lot of publicity for himself. So with some reluctance Robert Stack goes undercover without any of his squad's backup in San Francisco where presumably they don't know him.

It all starts with some hoods gaining control of Murray Hamilton's racing wire service and its national connections. A new crime cartel is being formed and its head will be Eduardo Ciannelli and the racing wire service is all a front for narcotics distribution after its been imported from the Orient.

It all nearly gets undone when a really murderous hood played by Henry Silva recognizes Stack. But of course he gets out of it because of the next Untouchables episode to follow.

No way in the world Eliot Ness ever worked undercover, but a good cast that also includes Sean McClory as a San Francisco police captain makes this story entertaining.


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