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The teenaged son of a man killed in an Untouchables raid goes gunning for Eliot Ness. But is Ness really the one responsible for the father's death or was it a bootlegging gang led by Gus Marco?

Episode Info


Episode number: 2x3
Airdate: Thursday November 03rd, 1960



Special Guest Stars
Luther AdlerLuther Adler
As Gus Marco
Recurring

Guest Stars
Michael AnsaraMichael Ansara
As Charlie Steuben
Recurring
Joe De SantisJoe De Santis
As Louie Latito
Recurring
Phillip PinePhillip Pine
As Mike Marconi
Recurring
A.G. VitanzaA.G. Vitanza
As Mario Busso
Recurring
Vincent BarbiVincent Barbi
As Ike
Recurring
Mario RoccuzzoMario Roccuzzo
As Nicky Busso
Renata VanniRenata Vanni
As Carmela Busso
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Abel FernándezAbel Fernández
As Agent William Youngfellow
Steve LondonSteve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

By the middle of 1933 Eliot Ness and the Untouchables had nearly stopped the illicit manufacturing of whiskey in Chicago. But one big operator continued to elude their grasp. He was Giuseppe Marconi aka Gus Marco, the apparently respectable owner of a taxicab company who had a huge underground distillery underneath his garage where he processed stolen industrial alcohol. ..

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Episode Notes
Joe De Santis would return as Louie Latito in The Nick Moses Story.

Luther Adler was the brother of famed acting coach Stella Adler. He would return in Murder Under Glass and Takeover.

Michael Ansara would return in The Jamaica Ginger Story.

Location: Chicago



Episode Quotes
Latito: (to Marco) A man likes to come around with good news like Santa Claus.

Marco: It shoulda gone right, Louie.
Latito: So who gets the blame--the porter who cleans up or the owner of the mess?

Latito: (to Marco) One mistake they turn their head. The next mistake it's your head.

Marco: (to Marconi) One relative I got and he's stupid.

Rico: Not a bad haul last night.
Ness: Not good enough. I wish we'd gotten the big boy.



Episode Goofs
Why are there so many books in the apartment being rented by Charlie Steuben and his fellow Purple Gang members? None of them appear to have read anything other than a comic book or a racing form.



Analysis
An episode that contains some decent acting performance but a weak, pathos laden script. It all adds up to one of the weaker entries for Season Two.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJerry Thorpe
ProducerJosef Shaftel
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorSandy Grace
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorHarry Fried
ComposerNelson Riddle
 
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