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The Untouchables: The St. Louis Story

Ness and rookie agent Cam Allison head to St. Louis to try and crack a mail truck robbery and get caught up in mobster Dink Conway's plans to consolidate all the gangs of St. Louis under his leadership.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x16
Airdate: Thursday January 28th, 1960

Special Guest Stars
David BrianDavid Brian
As Dink Conway

Guest Stars
Leo GordonLeo Gordon
As Whitey Deering
Richard BakalyanRichard Bakalyan
As Joe Courtney
Frank WilcoxFrank Wilcox
As Beecher Asbury
George N. NeiseGeorge N. Neise
As William Neuhauser (as George Neise)
Bernard FeinBernard Fein
As Big Tim Harrington
Percy HeltonPercy Helton
As Mr. Meyer
Danny MeehanDanny Meehan
As Eddie Runkel
Rita DuncanRita Duncan
As Rita Rocco
Lillian BronsonLillian Bronson
As Mrs. Lindsey

Bert StevensBert Stevens
As Broker
Gene CooganGene Coogan
As Harrington's Hood
Gil PerkinsGil Perkins
As Louis Hoffner
Joseph CrehanJoseph Crehan
As Police Officer at Station
Kenner G. KempKenner G. Kemp
As Police Officer at Station
Sam Harris (1)Sam Harris (1)
As Post Office Worker
William F OWilliam F O'Brien
As Pool Hall Proprietor
Charles CaneCharles Cane
As Lt. Mike O'Farrell
Milton ParsonsMilton Parsons
As Hotel Clerk
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Jerry ParisJerry Paris
As Agent Martin Flaherty
Anthony GeorgeAnthony George
As Agent Cam Allison (1960)
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator


In the spring of 1931 gangland warfare breaks out in St. Louis between Big Tim Harrington and upstart Joe Courtney. Mob elder statesman Dink Conway is disturbed by this referring to both Harrington and Courtney as gutter rats. Conway calls a conference of the two men at his swank Jockey Club and urges conciliation and a pooling of resources. Courtney buys it but Harrington passes. Conway then signals henchman Whitey Deering who takes Harrington on an infamous one-way ride that turns into a one-way run...

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Episode Notes
This episode marked the final appearance of Jerry Paris as Agent Martin Flaherty. Paris departed the show in mid-season and was replaced by Anthony George as Cam Allison who is seen for the first time in this episode.

This episode contains one ot the most shocking scenes of the series: the murder of Rita Rocco.

Location: St. Louis

Episode Quotes
Allison: It took a long time to pay that debt back.
Ness: Yeah, it sometimes does.

Conway: (about Harrington and Courtney) Punks! Gutter rats! Both of 'em! Next thing they'll be rolling drunks in alleys. Holding up candy stores. Why don't they wear those striped turtle neck sweaters so everyone will know they're punks?

Courtney: You're putting on weight, Harrington.
Harrington: And you got a big mouth.

Courtney: I like cold cash.
Conway: That's old-fashioned thinking, Joe.
Courtney: I like old-fashioned cold cash.

Harrington: How do you like that? My own men telling me what to do. I'm an old dog, Dink. I don't llke learning new tricks.

Whitey: So you're a millionaire now, huh, Joe?

Episode Goofs
The characters of Big Tim Harrington, Eddie Runkel, and Rita Rocco are billed as Tim Hogan, Eddie Runge, and Rita Russo in the ending credits.

This episode concentrates too much on action and violence and not enough on storyline development. Some might like this episode since the violence content is high but many will be disappointed by its convoluted script and thin storyline.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerQuinn Martin (1)
ProducerJosef Shaftel
CastingKerwin Coughlin
Music SupervisorTed Roberts (2)
HairstylistIrene Beshon
Set DecoratorRoss Dowd
Property MasterIrving A. Feinberg
Director of PhotographyRobert B. Hauser
Story EditorHarry Fried
Production SupervisorArgyle Nelson
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks  |  Ralph Berger
Production ManagerLloyd Richards
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBen Ray
CostumerByron Munson
Assistant DirectorMarvin Stuart  |  Sergei Petschnikoff
Sound EngineerT.T. Triplett
ComposerNelson Riddle
Assistant To The Executive ProducerArthur Fellows
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
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