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The Untouchables: The Butcher's Boy

Phillip Hedden is a former war hero who's now in the rackets. He heads up a protective association known as the Master Butcher's Alliance. Hedden's chief aide is his former World War I comrade Davy McCain. Unbeknownst to Hedden, Davy has secretly hated him for years and is plotting to takeover the Alliance.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x22
Airdate: Tuesday March 12th, 1963

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Harry Kronman


  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Frank SuttonFrank Sutton
As Davy McCain
Recurring
John LarkinJohn Larkin
As Phillip Hedden
Recurring
H.M. WynantH.M. Wynant
As Boley Davis
Recurring
Bill ErwinBill Erwin
As Foreman (as William Erwin)
Recurring
Rudy BondRudy Bond
As Gus Ducek
Jay NovelloJay Novello
As Gino Romaldi
Barney PhillipsBarney Phillips
As Otto Schuster
Jacques RouxJacques Roux
As Pierre
Francine YorkFrancine York
As Megan Morris
Penny StantonPenny Stanton
As Mrs. Romaldi

Uncredited
John Davis ChandlerJohn Davis Chandler
As Louie
Recurring
Louie EliasLouie Elias
As Soldier
Recurring
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

Recap

Mobster Gus Ducek is slated to be bumped off but when the car carrying the hitmen drives towards him two of his boys fire back with choppers. One of the hitmen buys the farm but the other, Boley Davis, escapes. Watching the botched hit are Phillip Hedden and Davey McCain. The two later head over to a reunion of their old World War I army unit. Hedden, who was the unit's lieutenant, tells them how he won the Croix de Guerre and proposes a toast to Davey who was the unit's 1st sergeant...

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Episode Notes
John Larkin and Frank Sutton had previously appeared on the show together in The Contract.

Location: Chicago



Episode Quotes
Boley: (about Ducek) Phil, he's tough.
Hedden: (slaps Boley) You're tougher.

Hedden: (to his driver) What are you waiting for--a chicken dinner?

Ducek: (to his boys) First rule is don't kill a customer.



Episode Goofs
Shouldn't Hedden's married sister have had a different last name on the box delivering his belongings to her?



Analysis
Frank Sutton gives a multi-faceted performance here as one of the more complex and interesting villains to emerge from the quagmire that was Season Four. Sutton's performance alone raises Butcher's Boy from average to pretty good.



Other Episode Crew

ProducerAlan A. Armer
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Music EditorRobert H. Raff
Music SupervisorWilbur Hatch
HairstylistJane Chabra
Make-upKiva Hoffman
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Property MasterDon Smith (1)
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks  |  Frank T. Smith
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Sound EditorRoss Taylor
Based On The Works OfEliot Ness  |  Oscar Fraley
Film EditorBen Ray
ResearcherKellam De Forest
CostumerFrank Delmar
Assistant DirectorBud Grace
Sound EngineerJames Thomson
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJerry Thorpe
ComposerNelson Riddle
Music CoordinatorJulian Davidson
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
Warning: The Untouchables season 4 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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