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Thousands and thousands of gallons of illegal alchohol are flowing into Chicago. Ness traces the source of the alcohol to Brawley Mills, an upstate New York manufacturer of legal alcohol headed by two men who may not be who or what they seem.
In 1931, thousands of gallons of alcohol were coming into Chicago from an outside source. The gallon drums in which the alcohol is being shipped say Brawley Mills, a reputable manufacturer of legal alcohol in New York. U.S Attorney Beecher Asbury instructs Ness to go to New York and investigate. He heads for the Big Apple taking Rico and Allison with him. Once there they meet with John Carvel, U.S. Attorney in New York. He tells them that Brawley Mills is a reputable firm but says to investigate just to make sure...Read the full recap
Raymond Bailey, best known as Mr.Drysdale on The Beverly Hillbillies, makes his first of three appearances as John Carvel, U.S. Attorney for New York. He would return in The Underworld Bank and Jack "Legs" Diamond.
Locations: New York City, Chicago, Brawley, NY
Carvel: Your toughest job will be to try to prove that what they're doing is illegal.
Ness: We'll sure try, Mr. Carvel.
Warehouse Man: (to Ness) When it comes to booze, there is no Depression.
Carvel: You're up against an outfit with powerful political connections.
Ness: We'll try not to step on any toes that don't deserve stepping on.
Not one of the better entries of Season One. It's hampered by the miscasting of Charles McGraw as Johnny Torrio and an average at best script.