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The Lawless Years: The Dutch Schultz Story

Dutch Schultz wants to bump off special prosecutor Thomas Dewey who has been after him. The syndicate bigwigs deny him permission to make the hit but the Dutchman proceeds with his plans anyway.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Thursday May 14th, 1959

Director: Allen H. Miner
Writer: Jo Eisinger

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
John Dennis
As Dutch Schultz
Norman Alden
As Lulu Rosenkrantz
Ken Lynch
As Mr. G
Jack Kruschen
As Nicolides
Shepherd Sanders
As Yosh
Stanley Adams
As Strella
Main Cast
James Gregory
As Barney Ruditsky
Robert Karnes
As Max Fields
Episode Notes
The character of Dutch Schultz would be a recurring foe for Detective Ruditsky on The Lawless Years much the same way as Frank Nitti was for Eliot Ness on The Untouchables.

Jack Kruschen would return in Four the Hard Way and The Big Greeny Story.

Ken Lynch would return in The Tony Morelli Story.

Episode Quotes
Ruditsky: The Dutchman was considered an outlaw even in his own outlaw world.

Mr. G: I don't want you outta order no more, Dutch.

Schultz: (to the council) You know what you can do with your voting. It's me Dewey's tryin' to hit so I say he gets hit.

Yosh: (to NIcolides) What's the difference? HIt Dewey you might as well hit a cop.

Ruditsky: Tom Dewey put an end to Dutch Schultz's career though not the way he had planned.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerJack Chertok
EditorJohn Baxter Rogers
CastingRalph Acton
Production CoordinatorMilton Trager
Program ConsultantBarney Ruditsky
Production ExecutiveHarry Poppe
Warning: The Lawless Years season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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