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The Untouchables: The Ginnie Littlesmith Story

Spinster Ginnie Littlesmith comes into possession of ledgers containing damning evidence against a nationwide vice syndicate known as "the Group." When Ginnie disappears it's a race between the Group and the Untouchables to find her.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x24
Airdate: Thursday May 17th, 1962



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Special Guest Stars
Phyllis LovePhyllis Love
As Ginnie Littlesmith

Guest Stars
Don GordonDon Gordon
As Vic Cassandros
Recurring
Brooke ByronBrooke Byron
As Mary LaRose (as Brook Byron)
Recurring
John McLiamJohn McLiam
As Father Donovan
Recurring
Barbara PepperBarbara Pepper
As Mrs. Littlesmith
Recurring
Harry SwogerHarry Swoger
As Chiz Goshen
Recurring
Toni TucciToni Tucci
As Fay
Recurring
Barnaby HaleBarnaby Hale
As Owen Enters
Recurring
Leonard StrongLeonard Strong
As Ben Poe

Uncredited
John Harmon (1)John Harmon (1)
As Hotel Clerk
Recurring
Robert BiceRobert Bice
As Captain Johnson
Recurring
Jeno MateJeno Mate
As Smitty Kopek
John KowalJohn Kowal
As Server at Soup Kitchen
Linda EvansLinda Evans
As Gert Littlesmith
Marlene CallahanMarlene Callahan
As Laura Littlesmith
Matthew McCueMatthew McCue
As Man at Soup Kitchen
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

Recap

In May of 1932, there's a Depression going on and there are numerous soup kitchens in Chicago. One of them, owned by Chez Goshen, is actually a front for a house of prostitution. Chez's partners in the operation are a powerful, nationwide vice syndicate known as "the Group." Hood Vic Cassandros reprensents their interests in Goshen's establishment. Goshen's niece, Ginnie Littlesmith, runs the soup kitchen downstairs. She's not involved in any of her uncle's rackets. ..

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Episode Notes
Location: Chicago

Future Dynasty star Linda Evans has a small, unbilled role as one of the title character's sisters.



Episode Quotes
Mary: Coercion is against the law, Mr. Ness.

Goshen: Ginnie, you're a born loser.

Ness: If Goshen's niece has those books it might make her as popular with the Group as it does with us.

Mary: (to Ginnie) One hundred thousand. That's a lot of presidents.

Mary: You give Augie two and two and before you know it he'll add it up.

Mary: (to Ginnie) You take those books to Eliot Ness and you've turned in your telephone number.

Vic: Ginnie, you're a little dirty like I'm a little clean.



Episode Goofs
When Vic Cassandros shoots Chez Goshen the gun is clearly pointed at his knees but Goshen grabs his chest.



Analysis
This episode functions as sort of a prelude to what we would see from The Untouchables in Season Four. There's a lot of pathos and not much action although we do get good performances from guest stars Phyllis Love, Don Gordon, and Brooke Byron.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
ProducerStuart Rosenberg
Associate ProducerVincent McEveety
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistAnna Malin
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterKenneth L. Westcott
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Story EditorDel Reisman
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorHoward Hollander  |  Rolland M. Brooks
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorRoss Taylor
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBen Ray
ResearcherKellam De Forest
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorBud Grace
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJerry Thorpe
ComposerNelson Riddle
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 3 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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