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The Untouchables: City Without a Name

A virtually organized crime free eastern seaboard city might experience some changes. Lou Mungo has his foot in the door and Frank Nitti's representatives are on their way. Ness, Hobson, and Rossman travel there after a federal agent is murdered to try to prevent the gangs from gaining a foothold.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x9
Airdate: Thursday December 14th, 1961

Director: Paul Wendkos
Writer: John Mantley


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Guest Stars
Paul Richards
As Sebastian
Recurring
Mike Kellin
As Lou Mungo
Recurring
Bruce Gordon (1)
As Frank Nitti
Recurring
Theodore Marcuse
As Oscar Symes
Recurring
George Keymas
As Nick Vascovich
Recurring
Vic Perrin
As Arnie Falken
Recurring
Joseph Breen
As Blinky
Harvey Stephens
As Harvey Bodeen
William Boyett
As Gilbert Burke

Uncredited
Joseph Mell
As Nitti Council Member
Recurring
Russ Bender
As Arnold Wainwright
Recurring
Thomas Nello
As Willie
Recurring
Frank Richards
As Wainwright Killer
Main Cast
Robert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Steve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Walter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

In the summer of 1933 gang violence and corruption were at all-time highs in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, New York, St. Louis, and Kansas City. The lone exception was an Eastern seaboard metropolis, referred to in this episode as the City Without a Name, in which voters had used the ballot box to vote corruption out of public office. Federal agent Arnold Wainwright had kept organized crime from making a return to the city but on October 22, 1933, he gets blasted by machine gun fire while having breakfast in a coffee shop. ..

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Episode Notes
My guess as to the identity of the "City Without a Name" is Baltimore because it's located on the Atlantic seaboard and there never was much organized crime activity there.

Agents Rossi and Youngfellow are absent from this episode. Rossman gets a temporary promotion to third banana behind Ness and Hobson for this one.

Location: Unnamed Eastern city



Episode Quotes
Mungo: Get Nitti on the phone. Mungo don't talk to no errand boys.
Sebastian: Mungo talks to me or he talks to no one.

Sebastian: (to Mungo) It's my life against yours.

Mungo: (to Sebstian) You pulled a good bluff and you got called.

Symmes: At the moment, Mr. Sebastian holds all the cards.
Mungo: Yeah, let's just see what happens when I cut the deck.

Sebastian: I figure I should have this whole thing wrapped up around 11:00 tomorrow morning.
Nitti: Make it noon. I wouldn't wanna rush you.



Episode Goofs
The name of the federal agent murdered by Lou Mungo is given as Arnold Wainwright in the narration but listed as Arnold Weyrig in the newspaper blurb about his death.



Analysis
Kind of a flat episode here. Better casting might have raised things somewhat. One would have like to see say Jack Kelly playing Sebastian and say Claude Akins playing Mungo.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
ProducerLloyd Richards
Associate ProducerVincent McEveety
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterKenneth L. Westcott
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorDel Reisman
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks  |  Howard Hollander
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBen Ray
ResearcherKellam De Forest
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorBud Grace
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJerry Thorpe
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 3 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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