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The Untouchables: The Otto Frick Story

After Ness shuts off his supply sources, narcotics czar Otto Frick turns to Nazi diplomat Walter Messlinger for a fresh supply. Messlinger agrees to supply Frick with drugs free of charge. In return for the drugs, Frick must agree to help Messlinger promote the Nazi cause in America.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x10
Airdate: Thursday December 22nd, 1960

Director: John Peyser
Writer: Leonard Kantor

Special Guest Stars
Jack WardenJack Warden
As Otto Frick

Guest Stars
John WengrafJohn Wengraf
As Manning Loder
Joseph MellJoseph Mell
As Hershel Levitan
Francis LedererFrancis Lederer
As Walter Messlinger
Richard JaeckelRichard Jaeckel
As Hans Eberhardt
Erika PetersErika Peters
As Hedda Messliner
Stacy HarrisStacy Harris
As Reardon
Fred NurneyFred Nurney
As Felix Boll
Willis BoucheyWillis Bouchey
As Nathaniel Emmons
Molly RodenMolly Roden
As Molly Levitan

Frank ScannellFrank Scannell
As Carnival Barker
Gil PerkinsGil Perkins
As Irwin Spector
S. John LaunerS. John Launer
As Nazi Speaker at Rally
Jeffrey SayreJeffrey Sayre
As Nazi Bund Messenger
Roy JensonRoy Jenson
As Hood
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


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. ..

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Episode Notes
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

Episode Quotes
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.

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 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 DirectorBud Grace
Sound EngineerT.T. Triplett
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
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