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The Untouchables: Blues for a Gone Goose

After his partner is murdered, jazz trumpeteer Eddie Moon agrees to help Ness get the goods on racketeer Lew Cagan. But Eddie doesn't count on falling in love with Cagan's young wife Bunny.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x17
Airdate: Tuesday January 29th, 1963

Director: Sherman Marks
Writer: Don Brinkley


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Special Guest Stars
Robert Duvall
As Eddie Moon

Guest Stars
Will Kuluva
As Raymond "Goose" Gander
Recurring
Marc Lawrence (1)
As Lew Cagan
Recurring
Tony Barr
As Tobias (as Anthony Barr)
Recurring
Richard Bakalyan
As Lucky
Recurring
Bill Erwin
As Doctor (as William Erwin)
Recurring
Joseph Ruskin
As Lepke Buchalter
Recurring
Kathleen Nolan
As Bunny Cagan
Main Cast
Robert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade
As Agent Enrico Rossi
Abel Fern√°ndez
As Agent William Youngfellow
Walter Winchell
As Narrator

Recap

In 1930 on Chicago's Gold Coast the hottest nightspot around is Goose Gander's "Golden Egg" club. The place doesn't serve alcohol. The main attraction is cornet player Eddie Moon who plays the hottest jazz around. A mobster named Lucky enters and approaches club owner Gander. Lucky wants Gander to start selling Lou Cagan's booze in his place. Gander refuses. Then Lucky and a couple of his buddies shoot up the place. Unfortunately for Lucky, his nickname isn't so apt. He's nabbed by Eliot Ness, Lee Hobson, and Enrico Rossi. It seems as though Lucky has shot up two other independent nightspots besides the Golden Egg...

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Episode Notes
Joseph Ruskin had previously appeared as Lepke Buchalter in Season Three's Maggie Storm Story.

Kathleen Nolan had previously played Kate McCoy on the ABC sitcom The Real McCoys.

Location: Chicago



Episode Quotes
Narrator: (about Gander) His customers didn't object to his limited menu but there were some who did.

Lucky: (to Gander) You play your music and we'll play ours.

Ness: Hear about the Golden Egg, Lucky? It got scrambled.

Lepke: In our business we control the supply and demand.

Gander: (to Eddie) Nobody's hirin' one-armed piano players these days.



Analysis
Robert Duvall gives us a glimpse of his future greatness as an actor with his performance in this episode. We also see sweet little Kathy Nolan, fresh from The Real McCoys, cast against type as a gangster's moll.



Other Episode Crew

ProducerAlan A. Armer
CastingLynn Stalmaster  |  James Lister (2)
Music EditorRobert H. Raff
Music SupervisorWilbur Hatch
HairstylistHazel Keithley
Make-upKiva 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 EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorRobert L. Swanson
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 17 guide may contain spoilers
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