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The Untouchables 

Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Stack ...  Eliot Ness 119 episodes, 1959-1963
Walter Winchell ...  Narrator 119 episodes, 1959-1963
Nicholas Georgiade ...  Enrico Rossi / ... 113 episodes, 1959-1963
Paul Picerni ...  Lee Hobson / ... 91 episodes, 1959-1963
Abel Fernandez ...  William Youngfellow / ... 83 episodes, 1959-1963
Steve London ...  Jack Rossman 63 episodes, 1959-1963
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Chicago, 1930, time of the prohibition. And it is the great time for the organized crime, the so called Mafia. One of the big bosses is Al Capone. He is the best know but at least, he was only one in a dirty game of sex, crime and corruption. People are willing to pay any price to drink alcohol, and sometimes it is their life they have to pay with. Special agent Eliot Ness and his team are trying to defeat the alcohol Mafia, but in this job, you don't have any friends. Written by Florian Baumann <baumann@msmhpd.hoechst.hoechst-ag.dbp.de>

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NEW KIND OF SERIES! Beginning the true story of FBI man Eliot Ness's savage war on the notorious mobsters Al Capone left behind! (season 1)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1959 (USA) See more »

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Chicago 1930 See more »

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Runtime:

(118 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

According to testimony from Aladena Fratianno, (Jimmy the Weasel), a Mafia boss turned F.B.I. informant, the Chicago family of the Mafia ordered the assassination of Producer Desi Arnaz, because they didn't like (a) the fact that the success of the show was focusing attention on the Mafia, and (b) the show's portrayal of Italians. Fratianno said that two hitmen hid themselves near Arnaz's house one night waiting for him to show up, but he never did. Shortly afterwards, the assassination order was rescinded when it was realized that Arnaz's murder would cause the Mafia more trouble than it was worth. See more »

Goofs

Several episodes show Frank Nitti taking over control of the Capone organization immediately upon Capone's conviction for tax evasion. In real life, Nitti was also convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 18 months in federal prison; he wasn't able to assume control of the Capone organization until his release late in 1932. See more »

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Police Officer: There is nothing in that area... except an old abandoned warehouse.
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I love this show
24 January 2007 | by rustyheller2003See all my reviews

YEAH--For all those who have been asking:

It's coming out on DVD, April 3, 2007. A four disk set, Vol one of the first season. Includes The Scarface Mob and goes up to episode 14, The Noise of Death. Check it out on amazon.

If you guys like the show be sure to buy the DVD set which will insure that they'll come out with the rest of season 1 and all the other seasons. I'm tired of watching my old not so good copies on VHS. Columbia House never had the full show on VHS anyway and the copies made from the TV of the episodes CH didn't put out are much inferior. I can't wait to see it in crisp b/w and hear that great soundtrack.

Funny thing, my 8th grade English teacher also railed on about the violence on The Untouchables, but the kids were crazy about it back then.


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