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The Untouchables: The Nick Moses Story

Nick Moses receives a death sentence from Frank Nitti for disobeying orders but wins a reprieve provided that he can kill Eliot Ness within seven days of the passage of a new anti-racketeering bill in Congress.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x19
Airdate: Thursday February 23rd, 1961



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Special Guest Stars
Harry GuardinoHarry Guardino
As Nick Moses
Recurring

Guest Stars
Bruce Gordon (1)Bruce Gordon (1)
As Frank Nitti
Recurring
Michael ConstantineMichael Constantine
As Gino Carabello
Recurring
Joe De SantisJoe De Santis
As Louie Latito
Recurring
Richard BakalyanRichard Bakalyan
As Monk
Recurring
Peter MamakosPeter Mamakos
As Sully
Recurring
Herman RudinHerman Rudin
As Rosie
Recurring
Dan SeymourDan Seymour
As Jake Kurowski
Recurring
Jack ReitzenJack Reitzen
As Vinnie Orcell
Recurring
Frank WilcoxFrank Wilcox
As D. A. Beecher Asbury
Recurring
Rick MarcelliRick Marcelli
As Tommy Carabello
Jason JohnsonJason Johnson
As Waiter

Uncredited
Robert BiceRobert Bice
As Lt. Hale Johnson
Recurring
Main Cast
Robert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Abel Fernández
As Agent William Youngfellow
Walter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

In early 1932, just months after Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion, Congress is debating the passage of a new anti-racketeering law. Eliot Ness is scheduled to travel with U.S. Attorney Beecher Asbury to Washington in support of passage of the bill. But things in Chicago must come first. When Ness gets world that four of Capone's lieutenants, who had previously skipped town after their boss's conviction, have returned he knows he cannot make the trip to Washington. ..

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Episode Notes
The episode marks the second and final appearance of Joe De Santis as hard of hearing mobster Louie Latito.

Frank Wilcox makes his first appearance of Season Two as Beecher Asbury. Wilcox only appeared in this episode and Ring of Terror during the 1960-61 season, his fewest in the series run.

Robert Bice makes his first appearance of the show as Lt. Hale Johnson. In this and a second subsequent appearance in Season Two the character would be a plainclothes lieutenant but once Season Three rolled around he would be transformed into a uniformed police captain.

Location: Chicago



Episode Quotes
Vinnie: This Nick muscled in on my district. He needs a lesson on how to read a map.

Moses: (to Vinnie) You got a suntan. I got Kurowski's action.

Nitti: (to Moses) When I'm talkin', Nick, I like to finish!

Ness: Capone's boys are back in town. My guess is they're making a few adjustments.



Analysis
A good episode highlighted by Harry Guardino as a particulary nasty villain who tries to kill Eliot Ness in order to get out of a death sentence issued down by Frank Nitti. Joe DeSantis, as a Nitti henchman, also turns in a good performance.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJerry Thorpe
ProducerJosef Shaftel
Associate ProducerLloyd Richards
CastingLynn Stalmaster  |  James Lister (2)
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
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 EditorWayne Fury
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBen Ray
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorSergei Petschnikoff
Sound EngineerT.T. Triplett
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 2 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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