On October 17, 1931, Al Capone was found guilty of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in the penitentiary. On May 3, 1932, after months of legal delays, Capone was taken from the Cook County Jail to the Dearborn Station where he was to catch a train bound for the Atlanta Federal Prison. Eliot Ness and the Untouchables provide security for the detail. A huge crowd greets Capone at the train station. One man yells out, "You'll own the joint! You'll be a king!" This statement worries Eliot Ness...Read the full recap
Neville Brand made his only appearance of the regular series as Al Capone in this two-part episode dealing with Capone's incarceration at Atlanta and Alcatraz.
This two-part episode was edited and released theatrically as The Alcatraz Express.
Gregg Palmer would later co-star with Untouchables regulars Bruce Gordon and Nicholas Georgiade in the 1966 comedy Run, Buddy, Run.
Locations: Chicago, Atlanta
Capone: Nitti thinks! Nitti thinks! Nitti thinks! I'll tell Nitt when to think!
White: (to Lafferty about the dead body of Ravetch) Pretty, ain't he?
Capone: Well, here I go. Eleven years. The government says I gotta do it so I gotta do it. I ain't sore at nobody. Not even you, Ness.
Ness: That's mighty big of you.
Capone: (about the size of the crowd at the train station) Jeez, you'd think it was Mussolini passin' through.
Capone: (about Ness) AIn't that a laugh? A man gets the drop on Capone and I don't even know what he looks like.
Capone: (to the Untouchables regarding the child who brought him food for the train) This kid's one of my mob. He's sneakin' me a Tommy gun.
Capone: (to White and Gianbatista) You boys sure helped make it a nice birthday.
Gianbatista: (to Ravetch) We got room for just so many partners and you ain't one, friend.
Hood: (about Marcus) Don't you want us to pick him up?
Nitti: Oh, you pick him up all right only he don't go with you. He don't go no place.
Al Capone finally re-appears and it's in a block buster of an episode. Things really get hot for the Untouchables when they learn of a plot by Al Capone to escape from a train taking him to Alcatraz. It there's one flaw in this one it's that Frank Nitti doesn't get enough screen time but that really doesn't hurt things too much.