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The Untouchables do battle with the armed robbery couple of Doreen Maney and Sheik Humphries. Ness manages to capture Doreen in her Tennessee hometown. He decides to transport her back to New York by automobile in hopes that he can bait Sheik into making a rescue attempt thus capturing him too.
Thursday March 31st, 1960
7/10 (1 Vote cast)
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On the evening of June 8, 1933, in Yankee Stadium, Max Baer knocked out Max Schmeling in the 10th round of their heavyweight boxing contest. The gate from the match was $240,000. An armored car is taking the receipts from the match downtown when a woman named Doreen Maney steps in front of the moving vehicle. The driver stops in time but Doreen acts as though she has been hit. When the driver gets out of the truck to check on her condition, she pulls out a gun. Enter her two companions: Sheik Humphries, who tosses a tear gas cannister through a vent in the armored car, and Jake Logan, who's carrying a chopper. The tear gas causes the three remaining guards to exit the truck. Another gang member, Len Carson, arrives with the getaway car. They then begin taking the money. All goes well unitl one of the guards shoots Sheik and Logan. Logan then blasts away with his chopper killing all four guards...Read the full recap
The characters of Doreen Maney and Sheik Humphries are based on real life 1930s desperadoes Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
This episode marks the first appearance of the Grandview Motel (or Motor Lodge). In this episode it's located in West Virginia but it also had locations in New Jersey (The Underground Court) and Illinois (Ring of Terror, The Spoiler).
Locations: New York City, Mitchell, TN, Pineville, WV
Sheik: (after tossing Logan out of the car) Everybody's cut just went up.
Doreen: It's been a long time.
Pop Maney: Not long enough for me.
Maybelle: According to the papers you're practically dead.
Doreen: I got too much to live for.
Pop Maney: (after Doreen gives him money) The good book says when the prodigal returns break out the fatted calf......it ain't everyday my favorite daughter returns.
In the episode, it is stated that Doreen Maney looks a lot like 1930s movie star Greta Garbo. Perhaps the writer should have said Harlow instead of Garbo because while Anne Francis does bear a more than passing resemblance to Jean Harlow, another 1930s icon, she bears none to Garbo.
Despite a solid script Anne Francis just didn't cut it with me as a hillbilly girl turned armed robber. Peggie Castle would have been much better in the role.