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Fed up with leaks in his organization, Frank Nitti hires Walter Trager to find the source of these leaks. The wily Trager does his job well but then decides to make a power play of his own and push Nitti out of Chicago.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x7
Airdate: Thursday November 23rd, 1961

Director: Paul Wendkos
Writer: George Eckstein


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Special Guest Stars
James Gregory (1)James Gregory (1)
As Walter Trager

Guest Stars
Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
As Billie Mailer
Recurring
Bruce Gordon (1)Bruce Gordon (1)
As Frank Nitti
Recurring
Alan BaxterAlan Baxter
As Harry Mailer
Recurring
Robert BiceRobert Bice
As Capt. Johnson
Recurring
Bernard FeinBernard Fein
As Marty Wilger
Recurring
Paul DubovPaul Dubov
As Charlie Bannion
Recurring
Joseph V. PerryJoseph V. Perry
As Cully Grice (as Joe Perry)
Recurring
Harry SwogerHarry Swoger
As Battler
Recurring

Uncredited
Arnold FreemanArnold Freeman
As Weisman
Recurring
Jim HaywardJim Hayward
As Hawk Feeney
Recurring
Ralph MoodyRalph Moody
As Landlord
Recurring
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Steve LondonSteve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

In September of 1932, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables continue to bring the hammer down on Frank Nitti's criminal empire. Their raids have cost him over 200 grand in the past three months. Ness's source for much of the information leading to the raids is driver Marty Wilger who gives him tips at the Odeon Theatre in exchange for cash. ..

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Episode Notes
Cloris Leachman would return later in Season Three in Man in the Middle.

Paul Dubov, seen here as Nitti council member Banion, was the original actor to play Agent Jack Rossman in the pilot for The Untouchables.

Location: Chicago



Episode Quotes
Billie: Were there any good old days, Walter?

Nitti: Muscles are for gorillas. I want anything, I buy it.

Nitti: Harry's a council member
Trager: Benedict Arnold was a general.

Trager: Remember, Cully. Always tell the truth.

Marty: Next time I want double.
Ness: We're having a Depression, Marty.

Nitti: Harry, you find Trager.
Mailer: Yeah, Frank, I'll try.
Nitti: You won't try, Harry. You'll find him.

Trager: I've gotta see you.
Nitti: Take a good look.

Nitti: Almost and a nickel will buy you a cup of coffee.

Ness: Don't forget I'm still in the market.
Marty: You better do your shopping someplace elso.

Trager: Have it your way, Frank.
Nitti: That's the only way there is.

NItti: There's only one set of rules, Trager. I wrote 'em.



Episode Goofs
Nitpick: It's never made clear who kills Billie Mailer. Did her brother, Walter Trager, kill her himself or did he merely give her location to Nitti's triggermen?



Analysis
In this episode we have Frank Nitti forming his own squad of "Untouchables" to ferret out leaks within his criminal organization. Tight, well-plotted entry in the series with plenty of twists and turns.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
ProducerDel Reisman
Associate ProducerVincent McEveety
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistIrene Beshon
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterKenneth L. Westcott
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorHoward Hollander  |  Rolland M. Brooks
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfOscar Fraley  |  Eliot Ness
Film EditorRobert L. Swanson
ResearcherKellam De Forest
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorBud Grace
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJerry Thorpe
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
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