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The Untouchables: Double Cross

In one of organized crime's strangest partnerships, Jake Guzik is forced to hire old enemy Bugs Moran to smuggle in whiskey from Canada for him after Ness and the Untouchables dry up his booze supply.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x12
Airdate: Tuesday December 18th, 1962

Director: Paul Wendkos
Writer: John Mantley


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Special Guest Stars
Nehemiah PersoffNehemiah Persoff
As Jake Guzik
Recurring

Guest Stars
Barry RussoBarry Russo
As Sully
Recurring
Bernard FeinBernard Fein
As Louis Akers
Recurring
Dan SeymourDan Seymour
As Wellman
Recurring
Frank WilcoxFrank Wilcox
As D. A. Beecher Asbury
Recurring
Hank PattersonHank Patterson
As Peterson
Recurring
Hugh SandersHugh Sanders
As Parnell
Recurring
John KelloggJohn Kellogg
As Striber
Recurring
Malachi ThroneMalachi Throne
As Dancer
Recurring
Stanley FarrarStanley Farrar
As Purcell
Recurring
Arthur PetersonArthur Peterson
As Albert Lane
Harry MorganHarry Morgan
As George "Bugs" Moran
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
Steve LondonSteve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

In June of 1930 speakeasy owner Louis Akers is about to go dry and out of business because Jake Guzik hasn't been able to supply him with whiskey for the past three weeks. So he decides to go to another supplier who promptly delivers a shipment of booze. Unfortunately for Akers, a couple of Guzik's boys arrive and begin blasting at the delivery truck which gets away. Once safely out of Tommy gun range, the driver pulls over and hands the money over to the booze supplier--Eliot Ness!..

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Episode Notes
This episode marks the final appearance of Nehemiah Persoff as Jake Guzik. The character acts a little differently than in previous appearances because this was apparently a Nitti script from Season Three that got shelved and wasn't filmed until the following season. They just changed the name of the character as well as a few locations in the script. The Guzik of this episode holds Nitti's position in the mob hierarchy and also spouts several Nittiesque one-liners.

Harry Morgan becomes the third and final actor to play North Side crime boss George "Bugs" Moran on the series.

Locations: Chicago, Track City MI



Episode Quotes
Guzik: I own Chicago. I decide who plays here.

Guzik: (to Ness) Well, if it isn't Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

Guzik: (about Moran) He'd work for Jack the Ripper if the price was right.

Moran: (to Guzik) Whistle for it, fat boy.

Peterson: It ain't against the law to steal from crooks, is it?

Guzik: (about the speakeasy owners) If they don't show, the next time they hold a meeting they'll have to use shovels to find a quorum.

Louie: Friendly! You mean like last night?
Guzik: Look on the good side. You're still alive.

Guzik: It's nice you could come, Bugs.
Moran: After all we've been to each other.



Analysis
Probably a Season Three Nitti script which got shelved and was then tweaked a bit with the Nitti character then becoming Jake Guzik. Though this is the character's third appearance on the show, Guzik acts more like Nitti here right down to a few Nittiesque one-liners.



Other Episode Crew

Music SupervisorWilbur Hatch
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Director of PhotographyGlen MacWilliams
ComposerNelson Riddle
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 4 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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