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The Untouchables: Kiss of Death Girl

Francie McKay's mobster boyfriends keep getting killed off so the underworld gives her the nickname of "the Kiss of Death Girl." When Francie's latest boyfriend gets killed during the hijacking of a shipment of Canadian whiskey, Ness tries to recruit Francie to discover the location of the shipment.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Thursday December 08th, 1960

Director: John Peyser
Writer: Harry Kronman


  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (1 Vote cast)
Special Guest Stars
Jan Sterling
As Francie McKay

Guest Stars
Mickey Shaughnessy
As Henny Coombs
Robert H. Harris
As Phil Corbin
David J. Stewart
As Lou Scalese
John Conte
As Vito
Joe Ferrante
As Beaker
Celia Lovsky
As Mrs. Borsatch
Baruch Lumet
As Mr. Borsatch
Wesley Lau
As Whitey Barrows

Uncredited
Kenner G. Kemp
As Gambler
Recurring
Main Cast
Robert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Abel Fernández
As Agent William Youngfellow
Walter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

In September of 1932, a new power had emerged in Chicago bootlegging circles. Lou "the Rooster" Scalese had helped himself to a generous slice of Al Capone's pie. Ness and the Untouchables decide to try and curb Scalese before he gets too big so they set up a roadblock to intercept one of his liquor convoys coming down from Canada. Unbeknownst to the Untouchables, seven miles up ahead of their roadblock is another one. It's been set up by Phil Corbin, owner of the Club Continental, who's decided to build himself a racketeering organization. ..

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Episode Notes
Location: Chicago

Wesley Lau, playing a mobster in this episode, would soon be cast as one of the good guys, Lt. Anderson, on Perry Mason.

Celia Lovsky was once married to actor Peter Lorre in real life.



Episode Quotes
Corbin: (to Francie) You're cyanide!

Rico: For Scalese that's a big loss.
Ness: Maybe he's insured.

Vito: Lou lost a big shipment tonight. A thousand cases of Scotch. You know what that comes to?
Francie: I don't count past twenty-one.

Corbin: I'm gonna own this town. I'm gonna hang it on my key chain and wear it for laughs.

Ness: Whitey was murdered. Doesn't that mean anything to you?
Francie: Just a couple of extra hours in the day.

Francie: (to Corbin) Grow a couple of inches.



Analysis
Another okay but not great episode which seemed to populate the early part of Season Two. Jan Sterling and Mickey Shaughnessy give good performances but both villains were kind of weak. A weak villain always lowers the grade somewhat.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJerry Thorpe
ProducerAlan A. Armer
Associate ProducerLloyd Richards
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistIrene Beshon
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorSandy Grace
Property MasterAllan Levine
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorHarry Fried
Production SupervisorArgyle Nelson
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks  |  Ralph Berger
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBill Murphy (2)
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorSergei Petschnikoff
Sound EngineerT.T. Triplett
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 2 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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