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The Untouchables: The Eddie O'Gara Story

Bugs Moran goes into hiding after much of his mob is wiped out in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Former underling Eddie O'Gara discovers his hiding place and promises him that he can recruit Moran a new gang which will restore the fallen mob boss to his former glory.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x7
Airdate: Tuesday November 13th, 1962

Director: Robert Butler
Writer: Carey Wilber


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Special Guest Stars
Mike ConnorsMike Connors
As Eddie O'Gara

Guest Stars
Sean McClory (1)Sean McClory (1)
As Vince O'Gara
Recurring
Robert J. WilkeRobert J. Wilke
As George "Bugs" Moran
Recurring
K.L. SmithK.L. Smith
As Jack McGurn
Recurring
Meg WyllieMeg Wyllie
As Mary O'Gara
Recurring
Grant RichardsGrant Richards
As Joe Aiello
Recurring
Jason WingreenJason Wingreen
As Phil "the Bartender" Benyas
Recurring
Baynes BarronBaynes Barron
As Rudy Mann
Recurring
Robert BiceRobert Bice
As Captain Johnson
Recurring
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas GeorgiadeNicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

Chicago. February, 1929. In the aftermath of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, every law enforcement official in Chicago is scouring the city for gangland boss George "Bugs" Moran. He's gone into hiding now that several important members of his mob were wiped out in the massacre. Eliot Ness figures that if they can get to Moran first he might just be angry enough to give them information. ..

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Episode Notes
Robert J. Wilke plays Bugs Moran for the second time in this episode. When the character returned for a final time a few episodes later in Doublecross he would be played by Harry Morgan.

This marks the second time that the character of Joe Aiello gets killed off in an episode of The Untouchables. The first time was in The Jake Lingle Killing.

Location: Chicago



Episode Quotes
Eddie: I come home. Any objections?
Vince: Who's chasin' you this time?

Moran: (to Eddie) I been waitin' three years to blast you.

Eddie: You gotta believe me, I'm sorry.
Moran: Lotsa guys are sorry. They're also dead.

Moran: (to Eddie) You're the punk I pulled off a dump truck.



Episode Goofs
This episode features the completely inane scenario of Machine Gun Jack McGurn, the reputed architect of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, working for Bugs Moran, the massacre's intended victim.

Historical goof #2: the real Bugs Moran took off for Canada and later France in the wake of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. He never regained any of his former gangland glory and died of lung cancer in Leavenworth Federal Prison in 1957 while serving time for an Ohio bank robbery he had been involved in.



Analysis
If I didn't know better, I'd swear that the screenwriter wrote this one as a parody of an Untouchables episode and sent it in to the producers as a joke. Then, the producers didn't get the joke and filmed it straight. Change the channel if this episode is ever rerun on your local station.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerLeonard Freeman (1)
ProducerAlvin Cooperman
Associate ProducerDel Reisman
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music EditorRobert H. Raff
Music SupervisorWilbur Hatch
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterDon Smith (1)
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorHoward Hollander  |  Rolland M. Brooks
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorRoss Taylor
Based On The Works OfOscar Fraley  |  Eliot Ness
Film EditorBen Ray
ResearcherKellam De Forest
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorBud Grace
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJerry Thorpe
ComposerNelson Riddle
Music CoordinatorJulian Davidson
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 4 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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