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The Lawless Years: The Payoff

After a moll is found murdered, flashbacks tell her story and those of mobsters Tony Sappio and Big Ed Harper, who both loved not wisely but too well.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Thursday June 11th, 1959

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Guest Stars
Bobs Watson
As Mousie
George Ramsey
As Golden
Robert Ball
As Louie
Burt Reynolds
As Tony Sappio
Jack Lemaire
As Bishop
Nick Prizant
As Kappa
Paul Conte
As Carl
Robert Bice
As Big Ed Harper
Robert Nash
As Truck Driver
Ruta Lee
As Gloria
Than Wyenn
As Kronman
Main Cast
James Gregory
As Barney Ruditsky
Robert Karnes
As Max Fields
Episode Notes
Future movie superstar Burt Reynolds appears in one of his earliest TV roles in this episode.

Robert Bice, who plays a gangster in this episode, would later change sides and play a police captain on The Untouchables.

Episode Quotes
Sappio: (about Big Ed) When he spits on me, I gotta smile.

Harper: It ain't my belly that's goin' empty.
Sappio: That's right, Big Ed. You're full. You're real full.

Harper: (to Gloria) I hate anything that looks raw.

Sappio: I figure on gettin' so tall I can spit on anyone I don't like.

Sappio: Ain't no law against spittin', Mr. Ruditsky so long as it ain't on the sidewalk.

Gloria: You expecting trouble?
Sappio: I'm always expecting trouble.

Sappio: (to Gloria) You sure got tired of Big Ed awful fast.

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 8 guide may contain spoilers
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