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Frank Nitti begins smuggling in brewmasters from Germany to turn out a better brand of beer. Faced with a loss of revenue from Nitti's superior brew, East Coast mobsters send the psychotic Karl Hansa to throw a monkey wrench into the operation.
Thursday July 05th, 1962
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In March of 1933, the Chicago Mob headed by Frank Nitti is smuggling in master brewers from Germany to improve the quality of their beer. Their point of entry into the country is a place located 180 miles northeast of Chicago called Chippewa Landing, Michigan. Barney Kova is in charge of the operation. Max Koerner and his widowed sister-in-law, Madie, run the entry point (a hunting lodge) in Chippewa Landing. ..Read the full recap
This marks the only episode where we see the inside of Frank Nitt's living quarters. Perhaps since this was the final episode of the season the Montmarte Cafe set had been put into storage by Desilu.
This is the only episode in which both Frank Nitti and Joe Kulak appear although they have no scenes together.
Oscar Beregi makes his final appearance of the series as New York mob boss Joe Kulak in this episode. The character was dropped at the end of Season Three.
Cliff Osmond would play a Nitti henchman once again in Season Four's Globe of Death.
Locations: Chicago, Chippewa Landing MI
Warren Kemmerling becomes the third and final actor to portray Dutch Schultz on the series.
Kulak: When you want an explosion the best thing to use is dynamite.
Nitti: I don't like to run second.
Hobson: (to Ness about Mady) I think you've got yourself a fan.
Ness: You think too much.
Garchek: (to Ness) Just trying to make a buck.
Nitti: If the job's too tough for you, Kova, we can get you another one---lookin' for the bottom of Lake Michigan.
Nitti: They know how to live in Miami Beach, I can tell ya that.
Nitti: We're hittin' the New York market hard. Kulak's beginnin' to sweat. It'll do him good.
Hansa: (about the word crazy) Now that is a word I do not like.
In the narration it's stated that the immigrants had come 6,000 miles from Bremen, Germany but in reality it's only 4,058 miles from Bremen to Michigan.
Pretty good Season Three finale with Claude Akins being one of the nastier villains of the series. But one wonders why they couldn't arrange at least a phone call scene between Frank Nitti and Joe Kulak.