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The Scarface Mob (1959)

Story of how a group of incorruptible federal lawmen helped put 1920s' Chicago gangster Al Capone in prison.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Paul Monash, Eliot Ness (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness (archive footage)
Keenan Wynn ... Joe Fuselli (archive footage)
Barbara Nichols ... Brandy LaFrance (archive footage)
Pat Crowley ... Betty Anderson (archive footage)
Bill Williams ... Martin Flaherty (archive footage)
Joe Mantell ... George Ritchie (archive footage)
Bruce Gordon ... Frank Nitti (archive footage)
Neville Brand ... Al Capone (archive footage)
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... LaMarr Kane (archive footage)
Eddie Firestone ... Eric Hansen (archive footage)
Robert Osterloh ... Tom Kopka (archive footage)
Paul Dubov Paul Dubov ... Jack Rossman (archive footage)
Abel Fernandez ... William Youngfellow (archive footage)
Paul Picerni ... Tony Liguri (archive footage)
John Beradino ... Johnny Giannini (archive footage)
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Storyline

Special Agent Eliot Ness (Robert Stack) forms The Untouchables, an elite squad of incorruptible lawmen, in order to bring down underworld kingpin Al Capone. First televised as a two-part episode of the Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse in April 1959, The Untouchables was later combined into one seamless version for movie theaters titled "The Scarface Mob." Here, accompanying this movie version are the Desi Arnaz and Walter Winchell introductions that preceded parts one and two of the original Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse broadcast. Written by WyattJones

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Secret Seven Smash Capone Empire! See more »

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Drama | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1962 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Untouchables: Scarface Mob See more »

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Production Co:

Desilu Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Abel Fernandez's character was based on William Jennings Gardner, a real-life Native American member of Elliot Ness' "Untouchables." See more »

Quotes

Betty Anderson: [Eliot Ness arrives after two Capone men pay his fiance a visit] Eliot what kind men are they?
Eliot Ness: They are warped, sadistic, rotten little cowards!
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This Didn't Match Up To The Weekly Show
9 September 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Could this one of those films (or TV shows or made-for-TV movies) that was intense and dramatic when you first watched it as a kid....but now looks tame and wasn't as good as you remembered? Or was this TV-movie simply not up to standards of the weekly show? Hopefully, the latter because I have fond memories of the show.

Growing up, I never missed an episode of the "The Untouchable" on TV and thought it was the greatest. I am still anxiously awaiting someone to put the show on DVD.

However, even though it was fun to see Robert Stack playing Elliot Ness once again; Neville Brand as the tough Al Capone and Barbara Nichols playing a dumb blonde, all of it was just didn't have the impact anymore....or at least in this movie.

The problem was that the story moved too slowly. You can't do that today, especially in crime movies. The only "crime" is having a film that drags.


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