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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.
Thursday December 14th, 1961
5/10 (1 Vote cast)
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. ..Read the full recap
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
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.
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.
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.