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The Untouchables (1959)

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Season 1
Season One began with a great premiere episode, The Empty Chair. This episode tied up some loose ends from the show's pilot and also introduced Frank Nitti who would be the show's major recurring villain. After the premiere The Untouchables sort of experimented a bit to gets its feet wet and discover what worked and what didn't. You had several mediocre episodes such as Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, Ma Barker and Her Boys, The Jake Lingle Killing, and The Artichoke King. The first season never really hit its stride until episode 9-The Tri-State Gang. This one was followed by the equally powerful Dutch Schultz Story and the show was off and running. The season peaked with the two-part Unhired Assassin which was followed by a couple of mediocre episodes (Doreen Maney Story, Portrait of a Thief) and a downright terrible episode (Head of Fire, Feet of Clay). But all was redeemed by the explosive Frank Nitti Story which served as Season One's finale.

One difference between this season and subsequent ones was that there were several cast changes during its course. Chuck Hicks, who played Lamar Kane, was killed off in Episode 9 and Jerry Paris, who played Martin Flaherty, left the series in mid-season and was replaced by Anthony George as Cam Allison. George's character would be killed off in the season finale. Paul Picerni would take his place beginning in Season Two.
General Info
Season: 1
Score:
  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Broadcast Information: Thursday On ABC
Season 1 Cast
Robert StackplayedEliot Ness (28 eps)
Nicholas GeorgiadeplayedAgent Enrico Rossi (25 eps)
Abel FernándezplayedAgent William Youngfellow (25 eps)
Steve LondonplayedAgent Jack Rossman (19 eps)
Jerry ParisplayedAgent Martin Flaherty (16 eps)
Anthony GeorgeplayedAgent Cam Allison (1960) (12 eps)
Chuck HicksplayedAgent Lamar Kane (1959) (6 eps)
Walter WinchellplayedNarrator (28 eps)
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All Seasons
Season Ep # Name Started Ended Network Vote Revs Full Info
1 28   Oct/15/1959 Apr/28/1960 ABC 7.5 / 10 0 View
2 32   Oct/13/1960 Jun/08/1961 ABC 8 / 10 0 View
3 28   Oct/12/1961 Jul/05/1962 ABC 9 / 10 0 View
4 30   Sep/25/1962 May/21/1963 ABC 6 / 10 0 View
Warning: The Untouchables (1959) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 15, 1959
Ended: September 10, 1963
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