Eliot Ness and the Untouchables set their sights shutting down the numbers racket. The numbers are like a lottery where anyone can place a bet of up to one dollar on a three digit number. ... See full summary »

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Eliot Ness and the Untouchables set their sights shutting down the numbers racket. The numbers are like a lottery where anyone can place a bet of up to one dollar on a three digit number. The payout for a full dollar bet is $600 so the profit for the mob, who run the racket, is the remaining 40%. Ness wants to shut down that cash flow which can be used for more heinous crimes. They think they may have an in when one of Al Morrissey's collectors is stabbed. Ness pressures Agent Marty Flaherty to make contact with Morrissey, an old friend who once saved his life. Before he can do anything, the Chicago police arrest Morrissey for gambling violations and Marty focuses on Al's son, Phil Morrissey but with little luck until his father pays the price for being connected to the mob. Written by garykmcd

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24 December 1959 (USA)  »

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Marty's friends...
12 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "The Untouchables" is all about the numbers racket-- specifically a lottery that the mob runs and poor folks pay into hoping to get rich. If you think about it, this and the very low payouts are EXACTLY what he have in America today but it's okay because it's put on by the government! Well, back in the day, it was very illegal and Ness, of course, wants to put a stop to it. But of course the local cops turn a blind eye because they're on the take...and the 'little guys' in the organization won't talk. So Ness pushed one of his men, Marty (Jerry Paris) to try to get one of these little guys to talk. Years before, Al Morrissey (Jay C. Flippen) had saved Marty's life and they were friends...and Al was one of these little guys in the organization. But Al and his son, Phil (Daryl Hickman), are adamant....they won't talk. So what happens when Al ends up getting on the wrong side of his bosses?

This is a mildly interesting episode of the series and not nearly as memorable as most. I am not saying it's bad...but it lacks the sneering, crazed villains that made many of the episodes much more enjoyable...and lowbrow.


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