On the night of February 1, 1933, John "the Cropper" Cropsie, enforcer for Jules Flack, boss of the West Side Combine, shot and killed David Alpine, a key booze supplier for the combine who was also providing booze to the competition. The following night, Eliot Ness has Cropsie re-enact the crime in front of an eyewitness to the shooting: Belle Alpine, David Alpine's widow. After the re-enactment, Ness asks Belle if she can identify Cropsie as the man who shot her husband. She walks up to Cropsie, slaps the crap out of him, and then says she's never seen him before in her life. Ness knows she's lying but for now there's nothing he can do...Read the full recap
Flack: You ain't got any head for business.
Cropsie: I got a head for anything I put my mind to.
Murray: We been lookin' all over for you.
Belle: I bet.
Jules Flack really made a stupid move when he decided to shoot it out with the Untouchables. At the most, he was an accessory after the fact to the theft of the alcohol and probably would have gotten a light sentence. Instead, Rico cuts him down with a chopper.