Season 1, Episode 27 Portrait of a Thief
Ness has trouble finding an illegal source of alcohol---until a partner in a respected drug firm lets the truth leak out. Asbury: Frank Wilcox. Duncan: Edward Andrews. Welles: Henry Jones. Hobson: Paul Picerni. Torrio: Charles McGraw.
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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)