TV
<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

The Untouchables: Element of Danger

Ness gets on the trail of a cartel of businessmen sho have decided to enter the narcotics trade after an undercover cop is murdered in a Chicago warehouse. Victor Rait, the man responsible for setting up the drug operation, is a loose cannon both sides of the law must deal with. He's also the man who killed the undercover cop.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x19
Airdate: Thursday March 22nd, 1962



 
Special Guest Stars
Lee MarvinLee Marvin
As Victor Rait
Recurring
Lee MarvinLee Marvin
As Victor Rait
Recurring
Victor JoryVictor Jory
As Arnold Stegler
Victor JoryVictor Jory
As Arnold Stegler

Guest Stars
Hugh SandersHugh Sanders
As Greer
Recurring
Hugh SandersHugh Sanders
As Greer
Recurring
Paul DubovPaul Dubov
As Weisbaden
Recurring
Paul DubovPaul Dubov
As Weisbaden
Recurring
Howard CulverHoward Culver
As Smitty
Recurring
Eve CottenEve Cotten
As Miss MacLean
Eve CottenEve Cotten
As Miss MacLean

Uncredited
Russ BenderRuss Bender
As Daniel Gosden
Recurring
Russ BenderRuss Bender
As Daniel Gosden
Recurring
Richard ReevesRichard Reeves
As Bartender
Recurring
Richard ReevesRichard Reeves
As Bartender
Recurring
Al RuscioAl Ruscio
As Gus Krelig
Recurring
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
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

Recap

Chicago. August 29, 1934. The Haymarket District. Daniel Gosden, a Chicago cop on temporary loan to the Untouchables, gets a tip that the city's long dormant narcotics traffic is about to be revived in a big way. On the top floor of a warehouse he discovers an opium laboratory. Just then adventurer Victor Rait, now working for a new narcotics ring, arrives with four hoods. Rait spots Gosden and gives chase. Right as Gosden is phoning Ness for backup he gets blown away by Rait with a shotgun. Then he fires six bullets from his pistol to disperse a crowd that has gathered after hearing the shots...

Read the full recap
Episode Notes
Location: Chicago



Episode Quotes
Rait: I'm the kind of guy who can't stand morbid curiousity.

Krelig: (to Rait) Working with you is like bleeding in front of a shark.

Rait: Where there's no risk, there's no fun.

Cop: You boys are workin' kind of late.
Rait: You know how it is, officer. No rest for the wicked.

Stegler: You never told me you killed two policemen.
Rait: You never asked.



Episode References
The events in this episode would be mentioned again briefly in Season Four's Globe of Death. Both episodes had the same writer--John Mantley.



Analysis
Lee Marvin plays perhaps the ulitimate Untouchables villain in this episode. If you interviewed Eliot Ness himself (the TV Ness, of course) he would probably say the same thing. Lee Marvin gives a lights out performance in this episode. They didn't make 'em any rougher or tougher than "the Marv."



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
ProducerLloyd Richards
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistAnna Malin
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterAllan Levine
Director of PhotographyGlen MacWilliams
Story EditorDel Reisman
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorHoward Hollander  |  Rolland M. Brooks
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness
Film EditorBen Ray
ResearcherKellam De Forest
CostumerFrank Delmar
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Missing Information
Click here to add Music
Click here to add Episode Goofs
Click here to add Cultural References
 
Flash