The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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The Big Train: Part 2 

Having managed to secretly inform his men of the departure date of the train carrying him to Alcatraz, Al Capone continues to work om his escape. The plan is to free Capone when the train ... See full summary »


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Eliot Ness (book), Oscar Fraley (book) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
James Westerfield ... Eric Holvig
Neville Brand ... Al Capone
Walter Winchell ... Narrator (voice)
Paul Picerni ... Lee Hobson
Abel Fernandez ... William Youngfellow
Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
Steve London ... Jack Rossman
Richard Carlyle Richard Carlyle ... Everett Lafferty
Lalo Rios Lalo Rios ... Tony Diaz
Lewis Charles ... Joe Giambatista
Gavin MacLeod ... Three-Fingered Jack White
Russ Conway ... Warden Hubbard
Paul Bruce Paul Bruce ... Levine
William Schallert ... Edward Garth


Having managed to secretly inform his men of the departure date of the train carrying him to Alcatraz, Al Capone continues to work om his escape. The plan is to free Capone when the train stops for 5 minutes in the northern California community of Cloverville. Capone's men arrive the day before the snatch and basically take over the town at gunpoint. Ness and his men are soon on to them however and manage to enter the town. Needless to say, Capone ends up in Alcatraz. Written by garykmcd

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12 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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In this 2-part fictionalized story of an escape attempt of Al Capone from the train transporting him to Alcatraz in 1934, the script writer took the liberty to include a historic character in a minor but noticeable role. The mob hires a charter air service to fly Capone to Mexico after the escape. The pilot/proprietor of the 'Lone Eagle Flying Service' is named Fred Noonan, played by Eddie Firestone. Fred Noonan was the legendary pilot and navigator who served as Amelia Earhart's navigator on her famous round-the-world last flight in 1937. This connection is not explained in part 2 of the episode, so it is left up to the history buffs among the viewers to figure it out. See more »

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While almost complete fiction, it is a very exciting conclusion to the two-parter.
29 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the second part of a completely fictionalized account of Al Capone being moved from his prison cell in Atlanta to his new escape- proof cell at Alcatraz in California. While he really was moved from Atlanta to Alcatraz, the rest of the show is mostly hooey.

The show begins shortly after the train with Capone and other prisoners has left Atlanta. Ness and his men know that an attempt to free him will occur and it will be somewhere near Denver...but they need to do a lot of work to pin down the exact plan. Most of the episode, in contrast to the last, consists of Ness and his team's efforts.

This is a very tense and exciting episode...much more than the first part.

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