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      Season 1 – The Untouchables

      1959 Crime Drama List
      Reviews Eliot Ness leads a group of federal agents against the Chicago mob. Read More Read Less

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Oct 15, 1959 The Empty Chair Al Capone's imprisonment sets off a war in the underworld for his former position. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 22, 1959 Ma Barker and Her Boys The agents attack Ma Barker (Claire Trevor) and her sons at a Florida resort cottage to stop their crime spree. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 29, 1959 The Jake Lingle Killing An ex-convict private detective (Jack Lord) decides to earn a $25,000 reward for the killer of a crooked journalist. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 5, 1959 The George `Bugs' Moran Story Bugs Moran (Lloyd Nolan) kidnaps the son of a union leader (Jack Warden) to control the outcome of the group's election. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 12, 1959 Ain't We Got Fun A terrified comedian (Cameron Mitchell) gets caught between Ness and a mobster (Ted de Corsia) taking over nightclubs. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 19, 1959 Vincent `Mad Dog' Coll Story Ness must alter plans after his first attempt to nab Mad Dog Coll (Clu Gulager) and Dutch Schultz fails. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 26, 1959 Mexican Stakeout Ness and an aide search Mexico for the key witness in a two-year-old case; guest Vince Edwards. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 3, 1959 The Artichoke King Ness and the squad work to stop a gang moving into New York's wholesale produce business; guest Jack Weston. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 10, 1959 Tri-State Gang Ness and his squad set out to nab a hijacker and kidnapper (William Bendix); guests include Gavin McLeod and Alan Hale Jr. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 17, 1959 The Dutch Schultz Story Ness turns down a bribe offered in exchange for evidence he has against Dutch Schultz (Lawrence Dobkin) in a tax case. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 24, 1959 You Can't Pick a Number A numbers collector is slain not long after Ness tries to get him to inform on a mob boss; guest Darryl Hickman. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 31, 1959 Underground Railway The trail of an escaped convict (Cliff Robertson) becomes obscure after the man undergoes facial surgery. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 7, 1960 Syndicate Sanctuary An agent infiltrates to investigate the supposedly accidental death of a mayoral candidate; guest Jack Elam. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 14, 1960 Noise of Death After a restaurateur's murder, Ness hints to a local crime boss that a mob subordinate committed the crime. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 14, 1960 Star Witness Threatened when he tries to retire, a mob bookkeeper (Jim Backus) informs on his employers. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 28, 1960 The St. Louis Story Ness and his agents respond after a gang from St. Louis robs a U.S. mail truck; guests David Brian, Leo Gordon. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 4, 1960 One-Armed Bandit Gangsters dealing in slot machines force an ex-convict (Harry Guardino) to work for them; guest Larry Gates. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 11, 1960 Little Egypt New agent Cam Allison (Anthony George) goes under cover to investigate the murders of a sheriff and major. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 18, 1960 The Big Squeeze Ness pursues a bank robber (Dan O'Herlihy) to trick the clever man into a fatal mistake; guest John Hoyt. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 25, 1960 Unhired Assassin The agents work to foil the assassination of Chicago's mayor (Robert Middleton); guest Lee Van Cleef. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 3, 1960 Unhired Assassin A psychopath intent on murdering the president-elect may accomplish what hired assassins did not. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 10, 1960 The White Slavers Ness cuts the supply lines to mobsters dealing in white slavery, forcing the entire operation to Mexico. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 24, 1960 3,000 Suspects After the murder of a prisoner (Peter Leeds) who threatened to talk, Ness convinces another inmate to inform. Details Episode 24 Aired Mar 31, 1960 The Doreen Maney Story A probe of armored-car thefts leads Ness to lovers (Anne Francis, Christopher Dark) who are partners in crime. Details Episode 25 Aired Apr 7, 1960 Portrait of a Thief A partner in a pharmaceutical firm makes a drunken confession to undercover Rossi. Details Episode 26 Aired Apr 14, 1960 The Underworld Bank An affair between a banker's niece and an angry customer helps Ness' case against a financier involved with the mob. Details Episode 27 Aired Apr 21, 1960 Head of Fire, Feet of Clay Ness is caught unaware when an old schoolmate uses him as bait in a blackmail; guest Jack Warden. Details Episode 28 Aired Apr 28, 1960 The Frank Nitti Story Ness uses an old warrant against a man working for Nitti to break the mobster's extortion racket. Details

      Critics Reviews

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      Chris Willman Los Angeles Times In this superfluous rehash of a series, not even Capone is all that interesting. Jul 29, 2019 Full Review Rick Kogan Chicago Tribune Though it is sure to attract a large initial audience-and will satisfy many-I wonder if the show's writers will be able to invent enough stories to keep the series interesting. Capone, after all, was locked up for keeps in 1931. Jul 29, 2019 Full Review David Hiltbrand People Magazine In the original series, Al Capone had already been packed off to prison. In this richly textured remake, Scarface is front and center and played with enormous vigor by sleepy-eyed B-movie bad guy William Forsythe. Rated: B Jul 29, 2019 Full Review

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      Season Info

      Director
      John Peyser, Robert Florey, Howard W. Koch, Walter Grauman, Stuart Rosenberg
      Screenwriter
      Leonard Kantor, Aben Kandel, Ben Maddow, Herbert Abbott Spiro, Joseph Pettracca
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Oct 15, 1959