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The Untouchables: Search for a Dead Man

Lt. Agatha Stewart tries to determine the identity of a dead body which was discovered floating in Lake Michigan. Her investigation intersects with the attempts of the Untouchables to intercept a huge booze convoy coming down from Canada.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x13
Airdate: Tuesday January 01st, 1963

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Special Guest Stars
Barbara Stanwyck
As Lt. Agatha Stewart

Guest Stars
Tom Reese
As Sonny Dale
Edward Asner
As Frank Benson
Antony Carbone
As Rudy Portuguese
Virginia Capers
As June
Grant Richards
As Arnie Retzik
Sheree North
As Claire Simmons
Jerry Douglas
As Officer Harrison
Gerald Gordon
As Walter Rimer

Alan Dexter
As Gerald Feeney
Main Cast
Robert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Abel Fernández
As Agent William Youngfellow
Steve London
As Agent Jack Rossman
Walter Winchell
As Narrator


In June of 1929 a body is dumped into Lake Michigan from a Chicago wharf. Approximately 3 weeks later the body is fished out of the lake. The Bureau of Missing Persons is called in and Lt. Agatha Stewart is on the case. She meets with the coroner at the city morgue and learns that the corpse was male, approximately 50 years old, and had a heart condition. ..

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Episode Notes
Here we have the most unusual name of the series--Rudy Portuguese. Although there once was a real life Chicago mobster named Jules Portuguese.

Jerry Douglas would later go onto play cosmetics tycoon John Abbott on The Young and the Restless for many years.

Location: Chicago

Episode Quotes
Lt. Stewart: Funerals of newspaper reporters are always well-attended.
Rimer: By whom?
Lt. Stewart: A small army of broken-hearted saloon keepers.

Retzik: (to Rudy) You get what drops outta my pocket.

Benson: Aggie, you're all heart.

Lt. Stewart: (about Joe Fuselli) Now there was a man long overdue.

Episode References
The name of a mob murder victim in this episode, Joe Fuselli, is the same as a character in the pilot episode for The Untouchables.

Barbara Stanwyck--Round Two. This one is talky and boring in most spots although it does contain a nice performance by Anthony Carbone as the oddly named Rudy Portuguese.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerLeonard Freeman (1)
ProducerAlvin Cooperman
Associate ProducerDel Reisman
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music EditorRobert H. Raff
Music SupervisorWilbur Hatch
HairstylistMerle Reeves
Make-upDel Acevedo  |  Kiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterDon Smith (1)
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks  |  Howard Hollander
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorRoss Taylor
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorAxel Hubert, Sr.
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 13 guide may contain spoilers
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