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The Untouchables: 90-Proof Dame

Nate Kester peddles his rotgut brandy using the famous de Bouverais label. Ness thinks that the widow of the trademark's owner is working with Kester but in reality she is working to undermine him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x32
Airdate: Thursday June 08th, 1961

Director: Walter Grauman
Writer: Harry Kronman

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Special Guest Stars
Steve Cochran
As Nate Kester

Guest Stars
Steven Geray
As Marquis de Bouverais
Gilbert Green
As Phil Bogar
Harry Dean Stanton
As Moxie (as Dean Stanton)
Norman Burton
As Wally Dakin
Joanna Barnes
As Marcy de Bouverais
Warren Stevens
As Alex Brosak
Main Cast
Robert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Steve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Walter Winchell
As Narrator


Former Capone lieutenant Nate Kester's front for his illegal activities is the Odeon theatre which specializes in Burlesque shows. Kester has decided to go into the brandy business by peddling his rotgut product carrying labels of the famous de Bouverais brandy. He has his goons his goons bring in Henry Bogar who has a 5 state territory selling imported brandy. Kester tells Bogar that from now on he will sell only his stuff. Bogar tastes Kester's brandy. It's slop. Kester than has his hoods pound Bogar and asks for his opinion again. "It's still slop!" cries Bogar who says that brandy drinkers will never go for it...

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Episode Notes
The Odeon Theatre, which specializes in burlesque, would return in GIant Killer and Butcher's Boy which both aired in Season Four.

Location: Chicago

Episode Quotes
Narrator:: Kester's shows were notoriously underdressed. They covered up just enough of his real activities.

Kester: (about his rotgut) Who could tell one from the other?
Bogar: Only the customers.

Kester: (after giving Bogar a good beating) Better?
Bogar: It's still slop.

Bogar: I'd like to do you a real big favor.
Ness: You might have to stand in line.

Brosak: (about de Bouverais and Marcie) For an old firm he's got some young ideas.

Pretty flat season finale except for an exciting final shootout climax. That's about all to recommend about this one.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJerry Thorpe
ProducerAlan A. Armer
Associate ProducerLloyd Richards
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistBeth Langston
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorSandy Grace
Property MasterIrving A. Feinberg
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorHarry Fried
Production SupervisorArgyle Nelson
Art DirectorHoward Hollander  |  Rolland M. Brooks
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorRoss Taylor
Based On The Works OfOscar Fraley  |  Eliot Ness
Film EditorJohn M. Foley  |  Edward Sampson
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorVincent McEveety
Sound EngineerT.T. Triplett
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
Warning: The Untouchables season 2 episode 32 guide may contain spoilers
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