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The Untouchables: The Larry Fay Story

Ness and the Untouchables travel to New York once again to take on a notorious mobster. This time it's Larry Fay who's joined with a pair of dairy executives to fix prices on milk. Ness tries to persuade Fay's mistress, Sally Kansas, to turn against her lover but she refuses until she discovers that Fay was responsible for the death of her brother.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x9
Airdate: Thursday December 15th, 1960

Director: Walter Grauman
Writer: Harry Essex


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Special Guest Stars
June Havoc
As Sally Kansas

Guest Stars
Larry Gates
As Carl Arnold
Recurring
Robert Emhardt
As Fred Stegler
Recurring
Allen Jaffe
As Frankie
Recurring
Jay Adler
As Sammy
Recurring
Francis DeSales
As D. A. Roger Hayden
Recurring
Robert Karnes
As Owens
Recurring
Sam Levene (1)
As Larry Fay
Tommy Cook
As Tommy Kansas

Uncredited
Paul Bryar
As Captain Reardon
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
Steve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Walter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

New York gangster Larry Fay has organized the milk companies into a price-fixing association. They increase the price of milk from 10 to 13 cents a quart. 2 cents of this increase went directly into Fay's pocket. Stores that didn't comply with the price increase were shown the Larry Fay method: destruction by vandalism, machine gunning and/or bombing. Milk company owners who won't go along with the racket are shoved down empty elevator shafts. ..

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Episode Notes
The character of Sally Kansas is based upon Texas Guinan, a real life nightclub entertainer of that era.

The real life Larry Fay was the model for James Cagney's character, Eddie Bartlett, in the classic 1939 movie The Roaring Twenties.

Robert Emhardt would return in The Fall Guy and The Jazz Man.

Location: New York City



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
June HavocButter and Egg Man 


Episode Quotes
Fay: (to Owens about Frankie) His bite is worse than your bark.

Fay: (to Ness) Names ain't particular who wears 'em.

Sally: (about Tommy) There goes my number one.
Ness: I thought Larry Fay had that position.
Sally: Same position, different team.

Stegler: (to Fay) We run milk companies not slaughterhouses.

Tommy: Someone gonna get it?
Fay: That's not a polite question.



Episode Goofs
In the narration, the character of Carl Arnold is once mistakenly called "John Arnold."



Analysis
Of the trips Eliot Ness and the Untouchables took to New York in Season Two, this episode is probably the best of the lot. Take special notice of the performance of Larry Gates as secondary villain Carl Arnold who's actually more cold-blooded than lead villain Larry Fay.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJerry Thorpe
ProducerJosef Shaftel
Associate ProducerLloyd Richards
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistIrene Beshon
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorSandy Grace
Property MasterIrving A. Feinberg
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorHarry Fried
Production SupervisorArgyle Nelson
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks  |  Ralph Berger
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfOscar Fraley  |  Eliot Ness
Film EditorRobert Fritch
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorVincent McEveety
Sound EngineerT.T. Triplett
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 2 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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