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The Untouchables: The Doreen Maney Story

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x24
Airdate: Thursday March 31st, 1960

Director: Robert Florey
Writer: Jerome Ross


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Special Guest Stars
Anne FrancisAnne Francis
As Doreen Maney

Guest Stars
Christopher DarkChristopher Dark
As Sheik Humphries
Recurring
Robert J. StevensonRobert J. Stevenson
As Jake Logan
Recurring
Jim HaywardJim Hayward
As Sheriff
Recurring
Lovyss BradleyLovyss Bradley
As Matron
Recurring
Connie HinesConnie Hines
As Maybelle Maney
George MitchellGeorge Mitchell
As Mr. Maney
Richard RustRichard Rust
As Len Carson
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Abel FernándezAbel Fernández
As Agent William Youngfellow
Steve LondonSteve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Anthony GeorgeAnthony George
As Agent Cam Allison (1960)
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

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...

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Episode Notes
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



Episode Quotes
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.



Episode Goofs
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.



Analysis
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.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerQuinn Martin (1)
ProducerDavid Heilweil
CastingKerwin Coughlin
Music SupervisorTed Roberts (2)
HairstylistIrene Beshon
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorSandy Grace
Property MasterAllan Levine
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorHarry Fried
Production SupervisorArgyle Nelson
Art DirectorFrank T. Smith  |  Ralph Berger
Production ManagerLloyd Richards
Sound EditorJosef Von Stroheim
Based On The Works OfOscar Fraley  |  Eliot Ness
Film EditorGeorge Jay Nicholson
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorVincent McEveety
Sound EngineerT.T. Triplett
ComposerNelson Riddle
Assistant To The Executive ProducerArthur Fellows
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 1 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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