In the summer of 1934 a new gambling device swept the nation: the punchboards. Even though it was a nickel and dime game these nickels and dimes added up. The punchboards soon made more money for mobsters than the numbers racket. Eliot Ness and the Untouchables went after the punchboards hot and heavy, smashing several of their manufacturing sites. This caused a significant drop in revenue for the syndicate running the punchboard operaton. Its chairman, Jake Petrie, called an emergency meeting of members from other cities. ..Read the full recap
Selko: (to the punchboard syndicate) Now don't make me mad no more!
Ness: (to Selko) I've seen errand boys with more savvy than you.
Dannigan: I'm somebody in this town now.
Selko: (after Dannigan walks away from him) He's somebody all right.
Petrie: I told the Feds everything!
Selko: You shouldn't a done that, Jake.
Hobson: (to Petrie about Selko) I gotta hand it to him. He slipped it to you pretty good.
Petrie: You pushed real hard, didn't you, Selko? You pushed yourself right into the gutter. Well how does the top look from down there?
Petrie: You know, Selko, for a classy operator you're pretty pushy.
Selko: Did anybody ever get anywhere without pushing?
Ness: You work in the gutter, Selko, right down in the mud. That's where you belong.
Selko: I tell ya, Mr. Petrie, you got a special kinda problem that's gonna require a special kinda solution.
Ness: I told you I didn't want anything.
Selko: Everybody wants something.
Hobson: (about Ness) They got him on the carpet already.