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The Untouchables 

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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.
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4   3   2   1  
1963   1962   1961   1960   1959  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Robert Stack ...  Eliot Ness 119 episodes, 1959-1963
Walter Winchell ...  Narrator 119 episodes, 1959-1963
Nicholas Georgiade ...  Enrico Rossi / ... 113 episodes, 1959-1963
Paul Picerni ...  Lee Hobson / ... 91 episodes, 1959-1963
Abel Fernandez ...  William Youngfellow / ... 83 episodes, 1959-1963
Steve London ...  Jack Rossman 63 episodes, 1959-1963
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Chicago, 1930, time of the prohibition. And it is the great time for the organized crime, the so called Mafia. One of the big bosses is Al Capone. He is the best know but at least, he was only one in a dirty game of sex, crime and corruption. People are willing to pay any price to drink alcohol, and sometimes it is their life they have to pay with. Special agent Eliot Ness and his team are trying to defeat the alcohol Mafia, but in this job, you don't have any friends. Written by Florian Baumann <baumann@msmhpd.hoechst.hoechst-ag.dbp.de>

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NEW KIND OF SERIES! Beginning the true story of FBI man Eliot Ness's savage war on the notorious mobsters Al Capone left behind! (season 1)

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Among the concessions made to Italian-American groups, the network and producers were allowed to use Italians and Italian names for criminals based upon real people, but agreed that fictional criminal characters would be non-Italians. See more »

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The series re-enacted the Prohibition period accurately with regard to clothing, interior design and automobiles, but not hairstyles. Robert Stack, for example, never parted his hair in the middle as Eliot Ness did the entire time he was with the Treasury Department. See more »

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Police Officer: There is nothing in that area... except an old abandoned warehouse.
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Spoofed in The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981) See more »

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Crime:those that commit and those that try to stop...one of the greatest ever!
21 October 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Quinn Martin, Desilu and Robert Stack propelled a crime series into the status of TV greatness. This series ran 114 episodes long, but stands shoulder to shoulder with such giants as GUNSMOKE and BONANZA. Set in Chicago, late 20s and 30s during depressed times and prohibition, Special Treasury Agent Elliot Ness(Robert Stack)and his band of crime fighters must deal with bootleggers, gangland murderers, assassins and crime figures like Al Capone(Neville Brand) and Frank Nitti(Bruce Gordon). Expertly narrated by Walter Winchell, this power packed crime drama got the story told without the use of on screen gore, profanity or blatant violence.

Besides the super work by Stack and Gordon others became familiar faces:Nicholas Georgiade, Oscar Beregi Jr., Anthony George, Abel Fernandez, Jerry Paris, Steve London, Grant Richards and Jason Wingreen. This series was so near perfection production wise. Awesome.

Note: TV Land, A & E, Nick at Nite, TNN...somebody put this back on the air for future generations.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Untouchables See more »

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Runtime:

(118 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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