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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

Guest Stars
Frank SuttonFrank Sutton
As Davy McCain
John LarkinJohn Larkin
As Phillip Hedden
H.M. WynantH.M. Wynant
As Boley Davis
Bill ErwinBill Erwin
As Foreman (as William Erwin)
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

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


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?

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
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