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The Untouchables: The Maggie Storm Story

Nightclub hostess and singer Maggie Storm is dealing narcotics out of her new club but she's wedged herself between a rock and a hard place: Eliot Ness is on the trail trying to close her down and Lepke Buchalter wants a huge cut of her action.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x20
Airdate: Thursday March 29th, 1962

Special Guest Stars
Patricia NealPatricia Neal
As Maggie Storm

Guest Stars
Vic MorrowVic Morrow
As Vince Shirer
John KelloggJohn Kellogg
As Lucky Quinn
Joseph RuskinJoseph Ruskin
As Lepke Buchalter
Frank DeKovaFrank DeKova
As The Man
Bernard FeinBernard Fein
As Ed Harker
Herman RudinHerman Rudin
As Benny Rivas
Paul BryarPaul Bryar
As Gangster
Thomas NelloThomas Nello
As Waiter
Beverly PowersBeverly Powers
As Girl (as Beverly Hills)
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Abel FernándezAbel Fernández
As Agent William Youngfellow
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator


Chicago. 1934. After Prohibition has been repealed. Now that booze is legal again, the underworld has been stepping up their activities in the narcotics trade. As the episode opens, Ness and Hobson give chase to two narcotics dealers. Hobson shoots down one and Ness gets the other, Benny Rivas. Ness finds heroin on Benny's person and with his dying breath the hood says that he got the stuff at the 808 Club...

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Episode Notes
Evidently Patricia Neal couldn't sing a lick because although Maggie Storm is supposed to be a famous nightclub singer, she never warbles a note in this episode.

Joseph Ruskin takes over the role of Lepke Buchalter in this episode. Ruskin would return as Lepke in Season Four's Blues for a Gone Goose..

Location: Chicago

Episode Quotes
Lepke: (to Maggie) My name is Buchalter! Lepke Buchalter!

Hobson: The other one's dead but he's clean.
Ness: This one's alive but he's not so clean.

Ness: Miss Storm and I met a few years back.
Maggie: It was my favorite arrest.

Lucky: I don't like fans with badges.
Maggie: A flame can't select its moths.

Harker: Mr. Ness, you just bought yourself an ex-con.

This one is a bit of an underachiever despite the presence of two well-known guest stars: Patricia Neal and Vic Morrow. Joseph Ruskin, as Lepke Buchalter, manages to steal this episode right out from under the noses of his better known co-stars by uttering one classic line of dialogue.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
ProducerDel Reisman
Associate ProducerVincent McEveety
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistLorraine Roberson
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterKenneth L. Westcott
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorHoward Hollander  |  Rolland M. Brooks
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorRoss Taylor
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorRobert Watts
ResearcherKellam De Forest
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorBud Grace
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJerry Thorpe
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
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