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Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x17
Airdate: Thursday March 01st, 1962



 
Special Guest Stars
Luther AdlerLuther Adler
As Charlie Zenko
Recurring
Luther AdlerLuther Adler
As Charlie Zenko
Recurring

Guest Stars
Collin WilcoxCollin Wilcox
As Ann Gratzner
Recurring
Collin WilcoxCollin Wilcox
As Ann Gratzner
Recurring
Mort MillsMort Mills
As Woody O'Mara
Recurring
Oscar BeregiOscar Beregi
As Joe Kulak
Recurring
Christine CarterChristine Carter
As Shimmy Dancer (as Chris Carter)
Recurring
Bruno VeSotaBruno VeSota
As Defense Attorney
Recurring
Bruno VeSotaBruno VeSota
As Defense Attorney
Recurring
Robert LoggiaRobert Loggia
As Leo Mencken / Larry Zenko

Uncredited
John Davis ChandlerJohn Davis Chandler
As Machine Gunner
Recurring
John MitchumJohn Mitchum
As Brewery Worker
Recurring
Steven BensonSteven Benson
As Newspaper Boy
Steven BensonSteven Benson
As Newspaper Boy
Main Cast
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Abel FernándezAbel Fernández
As Agent William Youngfellow
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

In October of 1932, the North Side beer wars are ready to begin. There are three competitors who own breweries that produce non-alcoholic or "near beer." The three competitors are: Woody O'Meara, Charlie Zenko, and Franz Koenig. O'Meara fires the first shot when he gets his girlfriend, Ann Gratzner, to blow the whistle on her boss who happens to be Koenig. ..

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Episode Notes
John Banner appears to be preparing for his role as Sgt. Schultz on Hogan's Heroes as witnessed by his courtroom scene in this episode.

Collin Wilcox would return in Pressure.

Location: Chicago



Episode Quotes
Ness: Strange place to store a fully loaded truck, Mr. Koenig.

Zenko: I like to drink to the health of my enemies. That way they don't come back.



Analysis
Great cast of guest stars here with the likes of Luther Adler, Robert Loggia, John Banner, Collin Wilcox, and Leonard Nimoy. So how come the episode itself limps along like a three-legged llama much of the way? Sometimes even a great guest cast can't pull an episode out of the doldrums completely.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
Supervising ProducerDana Baratta
ProducerDel Reisman
Associate ProducerVincent McEveety
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistJane Chabra
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterKenneth L. Westcott
Director of PhotographyGlen MacWilliams
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorHoward Hollander
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBen Ray
CostumerFrank Delmar
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
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