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Mob financier Milo Sullivan forms an underworld bank which provides financial backing to criminal enterprises. Milo's undoing comes when he shortchanges robber Duke Mullen who has just pulled a million dollar fur heist.
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On September 23, 1933, underworld elder statesman, consultant, and financier Milo Sullivan meets with a group of other racketeers to form an underworld bank. They will provide funding for hoods who need men and materials to pull off big jobs. Milo reasons that it isn't illegal to lend money and estimates that for every $1 they lend out they'll get back $2. The others go along and the underworld bank is founded...Read the full recap
Peter Falk and Thomas Mitchell both played Lt. Columbo. Mitchell originated the role in the Broadway play Prescription: Murder. Falk played the rumpled detective in the long-running television series. The two also appeared together in the 1962 film Pocketful of Miracles.
Location: New York City
Zagano: (to Ness) I'm up to here in alibis for the past six months.
Ness: What are you living off?
Ness: Who from?
Mullen: (to hood about Ness) He don't seem like such a bad guy. Nothing to worry about.
Zagano: I gotta cover a note at the bank.
Ness: A big note?
Zagano: Too big for me.
Mrs. Zagano: He never told me about no bank.
Johnny: So, you learn about it from me.
The last name of Virginia Vincent's character in this episode, O'Hara, might be a tribute reference to one of Thomas Mitchell's most famous roles--Thomas O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
Here we get to see both Lt. Columbos appearing opposite each other in veteran Thomas Mitchell and young Peter Falk. Falk in particular gives a fine effort in this entry.