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The Untouchables 

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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.
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1963   1962   1961   1960   1959  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Robert Stack ...  Eliot Ness 119 episodes, 1959-1963
Walter Winchell ...  Narrator 118 episodes, 1959-1963
Nicholas Georgiade ...  Enrico Rossi / ... 111 episodes, 1959-1963
Paul Picerni ...  Lee Hobson / ... 91 episodes, 1959-1963
Abel Fernandez ...  William Youngfellow / ... 83 episodes, 1959-1963
Steve London ...  Jack Rossman 59 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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Action | Crime | Drama

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Walter Winchell received a reported $25,000 per episode for his narration on this series. With his signature machine gun dialogue delivery, he could apparently rack up almost 200 words per minute. See more »

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The series re-enacted the Prohibition period accurately with regard to clothing, interior design and automobiles, but not hairstyles. Robert Stack, for example, never parted his hair in the middle as Eliot Ness did the entire time he was with the Treasury Department. See more »

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Police Officer: There is nothing in that area... except an old abandoned warehouse.
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Referenced in Lucy (2003) See more »

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A web of mysterious gangland horror
14 March 2002 | by jeffhill1See all my reviews

I had never heard of "The Untouchables" TV show until one morning

my 8th grade English teacher, Mr. Schmidt started ranting about the

graphic violence depicted in movies and on television shows such as

"The Untouchables" and what was he world coming to? From the next

broadcast, I was an avid fan. Much as in the style of the James Cagney

classic of 1933, "Public Enemy," "The Untouchables" wove a web of

mysterious gangland horror by NOT showing the graphic violence but by

instead keeping the killing in the shadows. The creators of the series

never forgot that there is nothing you can show in theater that can

measure up to the imagination of the audience. Another mysterious dimension to the series is, like "The Alfred

Hitchcock Show", "The Untouchables" had an uncanny knack of featuring

actors who would later become stars or at least very well known faces

in movies and on television. After 4 years in the air force including

a year in Vietnam, I watched the series as daily re-runs during the

summer of 1971 just before going to university in Tokyo. One episode

had Telly Savalas as an up and coming bookkeeper with The Mob run by

Frank Nitty while Al Capone was in prison. That evening other business

pulled me away from the television set and I figured I'd see the second

half of the show some other time. Because I have been in Japan ever

since, I never did find out whatever happened to the character played

by Telly Savalas. Less than two years later, however, Telly Savalas

finally made it big in television as Kojak.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1959 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(118 episodes)

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Mono

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4:3
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