January 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's Treasurer, Nucky Thompson, condemns alcohol at a Women's Temperance League meeting, where he is noticed by Margaret Schroeder, a pretty, pregnant housewife who comes to him for help in getting her abusive husband Hans a job. Later that evening, the duplicitous Nucky privately tells his ward bosses about the opportunity to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor. At a countdown-to-midnight blast at Babette's Supper Club, he assures Jimmy Darmody, a recently returned WWI vet, that his appointment as "Man Friday" to the new Chief Clerk of the Fourth Ward, Paddy Ryan, will lead to bigger things. Jimmy, meanwhile, has higher aspirations and ends up making an alliance that could have dire consequences for both him and Nucky. Written by
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Actress Molly Parker
is seen as Nucky Thompson's late wife in photographs in his home. See more
Music featured the tune "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" which was not produced until 1938. See more
I would be honored to name my child after you.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Enoch? You couldn't possibly be so cruel.
Some of These Days
Composed by Shelton Brooks
Performed by Sophie Tucker See more