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The Untouchables: The Whitey Steele Story

Ness goes undercover to San Francisco posing as a hood named Frederick "Whitey" Steele. His mission: to find out why the New York syndicate is taking such a special interest in a newly opened racetrack wire service in the city by the bay.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x15
Airdate: Thursday February 08th, 1962

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Special Guest Stars
Henry Silva
As Joker

Guest Stars
Murray Hamilton
As Michael Barrigan
Eduardo Ciannelli
As Gregory Pindar
Phillip Pine
As Griff Darden
Oscar Beregi
As Joe Kulak
Sean McClory
As Captain John Stanwood
Bing Russell
As Frankie Brendon
Frank Wilcox
As D.A. Beecher Asbury
Ila Britton
As Louise Bromley

Hal K. Dawson
As Vendor
Main Cast
Robert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Walter Winchell
As Narrator


New York City. July 23, 1934. The underworld is out to get their hands on a new invention--the racewire. The racewire speeds results of horse races to bookmakers all across the nation. Mike Barrigan, Frederick Withers, and Douglas Barrows own and operate the Trans-Pacific News Service. That night, Barrigan and Withers receive an urgent call from Barrows. Barrigan finds him dead in a bookie joint. Joker, a hood who works for New York mobster Joe Kulak, is responsible for the death...

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Episode Notes
This is one of two episodes in which Eliot Ness goes undercover. The second would be The Jazz Man which aired in Season Four.

This marks the only episode in which Eliot Ness gets wounded.

None of the supporting Untouchables are prominent in this episode. Youngfellow and Rossman do not appear and Hobson and Rico have only brief cameos.

Locations: New York City, San Francisco

Episode Quotes
Stanwood: Are you going straight, Darden?
Darden: Like a arrow.

Kulak: Tomorow night. Do I make myself clear?
Barrigan: You're not too subtle, Kulak.

Ness: (to Barrigan) Kulak's deals are pretty one-sided.

Joker: A friend wants to see you.
Barrigan; You wouldn't know any of my friends, Joker.

Kulak: It's beginning to rain, Mr. Barrigan. Surely you know enough to come in out of it.

Ness: (to Barrigan) You get in a hole with Kulak you can yell your head off. Nobody will be listening.

Episode Goofs
Nitpick: Joker's real name is never given in the episode. Just his nickname.

Here we have a change of pace for Robert Stack. In an undercover role he gets the chance to dress and act like a hoodlum and pulls it off nicely.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
ProducerVincent McEveety
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
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 EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfOscar Fraley  |  Eliot Ness
Film EditorRobert Watts
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 15 guide may contain spoilers
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