On May 3, 1934, Ness and the Untouchables are preparing to raid a traveling carnival located 35 miles outside of Cleveland. The owner of the carnival is Otto Frick who runs one of the largest narcotics distribution rings in the country. Frick's lieutenant, Hans Eberhardt, sees the law mustering up outside the gate and warns his boss. Frick then sets fire to his office trailer as a diversion and they speed away before the Untouchables can catch them. ..Read the full recap
This is one of three episodes which take place in the year 1935. The other two were Ma Barker and Her Boys and The Dutch Schultz Story.
Locations: New York City, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Cleveland
Narrator: Aside from being the end of a vast dope ring, it was one of the first major thrusts of the Nazi fifth column in America. And helped alert us all to the dangers ahead. Yet even now, after Hitler's dreams of world conquest had been thwarted by a war, the totalitarian forces are not tiring. You can still hear them... if you listen.
Hedda: (about Eberhardt) Hans does not drink well.
Hedda: Hans, you are drunk.
Eberhardt: Yeah, but how can you tell?
Eberhardt: When I was young, I used to hang around some of the Capone boys.
Messlinger: In your case, that's the equivalent of a university education.
Frick: (to Messlinger) Right down the sewer, baby.
Ness: (about Felix Boll) Every time he burps, I want a note on it.
Frick: I got my own race--the rich race.
Frick: Look, Messlinger, I'm tellin' you again. Don't play spin the bottle with me. You're liable to get kissed.
Frick: I could use a niece like that.
Hedda: I'll be up for adoption if he treats me bad.
Hedda: I thought you said Frick was important.
Messlinger: Perhaps I meant to say I wish you didn't enjoy your work so much.
Eliot Ness v. Nazis. It must have sounded good at the writer/producer meeting. Unfortunately, it leads to a ridiculous episode although Erika Peters does rank as one of the hottest babes in show history.