The Untouchables

  • 1959
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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 Winchell provided the narration. A syndicated remake of the series aired from 1993 to 1994, but the best (more…)

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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)

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