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Eliot Ness and the Untouchables discover an insidious plan to free Al Capone from the train taking him westward to imprisonment on Alcatraz. They then race to the small California town of Cloverdale where Capone is scheduled to be freed from the train by a group of Western gangsters hired by Frank Nitti.
Thursday January 12th, 1961
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At 2:30 a.m. on August 19, 1934, the Big Train is backed into the prison yard of the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. 54 hardened criminals, including Al Capone and his cellmate, Tony Diaz, are herded onto the train, given leg shackles, and told to put them on. At 5:00 a.m., right on schedule the train departs for its cross-country journey to take the prisoners to Alcatraz...Read the full recap
The basic storyline for this episode appears to be borrowed from the 1954 suspense drama Suddenly starring Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden. In that movie gangsters took over a small California town in order to assassinate the President of the United States whose train was scheduled to make a brief stop there. Here, the gangsters take over a small California town in order to free Al Capone from a train taking him to Alcatraz when the train is scheduled to make a brief stop in the town.
Locations: Chicago, Salt Lake City, Cloverdale CA, Alcatraz
Hobson: (about Capone) The Napoleon of crime.
Ness: He ended up on an island too.
Narrator: There are no big shots on the Rock!
Sheriff: Can I see your credentials, please?
Hovick: Well now, Sheriff, I guess we just plum forgot to bring 'em.
Ben Wright's character is referred to as Seth Gordon in the dialogue and Victor Gordon in the narration.
As in Part 1, it's wrongly stated in the dialogue that Capone was born in Italy when he was actually born in Brooklyn.
This one is a bit more pedestrian than Part 1 but it's still an enjoyable ride for the most part. An epic shoot out climaxes the episode.