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The Untouchables: Portrait of a Thief

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.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x25
Airdate: Thursday April 07th, 1960

Guest Stars
Charles McGrawCharles McGraw
As Johnny Torrio
Frank WilcoxFrank Wilcox
As D. A. Beecher Asbury
Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
As John Carvell
Alan DexterAlan Dexter
As Vince Farrell
Henry Jones (1)Henry Jones (1)
As Brooks Wells / Demos Britttano
Edward AndrewsEdward Andrews
As Carlton Duncan / Aristede Brittano
J. Pat OJ. Pat O'Malley
As Warden Carroll
Harry LandersHarry Landers
As Phil Martin
Harlan WardeHarlan Warde
As Policeman

Ray WalkerRay Walker
As Bartender
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


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...

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Episode Notes
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

Episode Quotes
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.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerQuinn Martin (1)
ProducerJosef Shaftel
CastingKerwin Coughlin
Music SupervisorTed Roberts (2)
HairstylistIrene Beshon
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorSandy Grace
Property MasterIrving A. Feinberg
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorHarry Fried
Production SupervisorArgyle Nelson
Art DirectorFrank T. Smith  |  Ralph Berger
Production ManagerLloyd Richards
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBen Ray
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorSergei Petschnikoff
Sound EngineerT.T. Triplett
ComposerNelson Riddle
Assistant To The Executive ProducerArthur Fellows
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
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