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Ganglord Louie "the Bear" Madikoff threatens to blow up a schoolhouse full of children unless Ness lays off his narcotics runners. Ness refuses to buckle under to the threat and hopes that Madikoff's own son can aid him in preventing disaster.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x26
Airdate: Thursday June 14th, 1962

Special Guest Stars
Darryl HickmanDarryl Hickman
As Danny Madikoff

Guest Stars
Harold StoneHarold Stone
As Louie "the Bear" Madikoff
Collin WilcoxCollin Wilcox
As Francie Pavanos
Booth ColmanBooth Colman
As Mike Pavanos
Jack ElamJack Elam
As Jug Alverson
Stewart BradleyStewart Bradley
As Wally Corbin
Robert CarricartRobert Carricart
As Lucky Luciano
Jon LormerJon Lormer
As School Superintendant
Frank WilcoxFrank Wilcox
As D. A. Beecher Asbury
Robert BiceRobert Bice
As Captain Johnson
Arthur MaletArthur Malet
As Brother Adam
Warren OatesWarren Oates
As Artie "the Firecracker" Krebs

Leonard BremenLeonard Bremen
As Bartender
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Steve LondonSteve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator


In 1934, Prohibition has come to an end and narcotics is now the big racket. Lucky Luciano sends his representative, Wally Corbin, to Chicago to pick up a shipment of heroin from Louie "the Bear" Madikoff, the top dealer in the Midwest and chief supplier of the New York syndicate. Eliot Ness, acting on anonymous tips, has already picked up off of Madikoff's previous runners. Corbin gets picked off too getting gunned down in a shootout with Ness, Hobson,and Rico...

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Episode Notes
Arthur Malet's character would return in Season Four's Giant Killer.

Location: Chicago

Episode Quotes
Rico: (about the wounded Corbin) I wouldn't wanna give odds.

Luciano: (to Madikoff) Pavanos don't take. I take and you like it.

Luciano: (to Madikoff) You got a dirty house. You better clean it up.

Pavanos: Maybe you forgot I don't say your name without spitting.
Madikoff: Somebody wants to see me in jail.
Pavanos: I don't wanna see you in jail. I wanna see you dead.

Hobson: (about Madikoff) He'll plant two of his boys in other cars. They'll be right behind you.
Ness: I don't think so. You and Rico will.

Episode Goofs
Narrator Walter Winchell wrongly identifies Agent Rossman as "Rossi" in the dialogue.

This Romeo and Juliet mob style episodes has its moments but you walk away with the feeling that you should have gotten a lot more than what was presented. Especially the lack of screen time for veteran heavies Jack Elam and Warren Oates.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan A. Armer
ProducerLloyd Richards
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music SupervisorRobert H. Raff
HairstylistJean Udko
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
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