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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.
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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. ..Read the full recap
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.
Location: New York City
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|June Havoc||Butter and Egg Man|| |
Fay: (to Owens about Frankie) His bite is worse than your bark.
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.
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.