Season 1, Episode 13 You Can't Pick a Number
Ness has no luck persuading a father-and-son team to quit the numbers racket---until the old man is murdered. Phil: Darryl Hickman. Joe: Jay C. Flippen. Ness: Robert Stack. Flaherty: Jerry Paris. Mrs. Morrisey: Doreen Lang. Mrs. Pollock: Betty Lou Gerson. Pete: Harry Tyler. Pat: Whit Bissell.
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- Premise: Eliot Ness and his band of incorruptible federal agents fought crime (meaning Al Capone) in Prohibition-era Chicago in this series, which was enormously popular with audiences, but was shot down by critics, who lambasted its extreme violence. Walter Winche… (more)