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Lepke Buchalter orders Bull Hanlon to bring the bakers of New York City into one of his protective "associations." Hanlon moves quickly but things hit a snag when the largest independent baker, Adam Stone, refuses to sign up. Hanlon then puts the squeeze on Stone's estranged daughter, Marcia.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x10
Airdate: Thursday December 21st, 1961



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Guest Stars
Harold Stone
As Adam Stone (as Harold J. Stone)
Recurring
John Larch
As Bryan "Bull" Hanlon
Recurring
Will Kuluva
As Max Turkin
Recurring
Robert Carricart
As Lepke Buchalter
Recurring
John McLiam
As Driver
Recurring
Stewart Bradley
As Knuckles Nolan
Recurring
Oscar Beregi
As Joe Kulak
Recurring
Joan Staley
As Marcia Stone
Joel Donte
As Pep Loman
Robert Burton
As Dennis Matson

Uncredited
Frank Scannell
As Carnival Barker
Recurring
Main Cast
Robert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Walter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

In 1932 it's the heyday of the New York syndicate headed by the like of Joe Kulak, Dutch Schultz, and Lepke Buchalter. They've already organized the city's huge garment industry under their control. Now they've set their sights on the city's bakeries. There are over 500 independent wholesale bakeries in the city. Bryan "Bull" Hanlon is assigned by Lepke Buchalter to bring the bakers under syndicate control. The largest independent bakery is owned by one Adam Stone. Get him to sign up and the rest will fall in line--that's the conventional thinking of the syndicate...

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Episode Notes
Rico just pops up from nowhere in the middle of the episode. Guess Ness must have sent for him from Chicago.

This episode was originally entitled The Bull Hanlon Story.

Robert Carricart portrays real life New York mobster Lepke Buchalter in this episode after playing another real life New York mobster, Lucky Luciano, in two previous episodes.

This is the only episode of Season Three that's set entirely in New York City.

John Larch would return in Season Four's Elegy.

Location: New York City



Episode Quotes
Kulak: (to Hanlon) Maybe you do better organizing a softball team.

Lepke: Nobody says to me ten days.
Kulak: Numbers! Make it eleven.

Kulak: (to Lepke about Hanlon) Maybe it's time you made him sweat.

Lepke: Maybe somebody should learn you something.
Hanlon: Maybe I'm too old to learn.

Kulak: (to Hanlon) We do the figuring! You do what you're told!

Ness: (to the wounded trucker) It's nothing to be ashamed of--being scared. That's how they stay in business--keeping people scared.



Analysis
You'd certainly have to give Bull Hanlon the honors as the laziest mobster in show history. If Hanlon was a horse he'd die from lack of exercise.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
ProducerStuart Rosenberg
Associate ProducerVincent McEveety
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistIrene Beshon
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterAllan Levine
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorDel Reisman
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks  |  Howard Hollander
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorRoss Taylor
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBen Ray
ResearcherKellam De Forest
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorTed Schilz
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJerry Thorpe
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 3 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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