The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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With the price of illicit liquor bottoming out, Vincent Tunis suggests to his fellow syndicate members that they store their liquor rather than sell it, thereby creating an artificial ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Stanley

Writers:

Oscar Fraley (book), Harold Gast | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
George Mathews ... Charlie Grach
Joseph Sirola ... Vincent Tunis
Ellen Madison Ellen Madison ... Joan Henning
Paul Picerni ... Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
James T. Callahan ... Miles Henning (as James Callahan)
Rae Allen ... Sarro's Daughter
Malachi Throne ... Barnett (as Mal Throne)
A.G. Vitanza A.G. Vitanza ... Mr. Sarro
Ken Lynch ... Union Official
Henry Corden ... Kroner
Frank Wilcox ... Beecher Asbury
Joseph V. Perry Joseph V. Perry ... Filomena (as Joseph Perry)
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Arthur Rhine
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With the price of illicit liquor bottoming out, Vincent Tunis suggests to his fellow syndicate members that they store their liquor rather than sell it, thereby creating an artificial shortage and pushing up the price. Eliot Ness and his men become aware of what's going on when the syndicate also starts to put small moonshiners out of business. When the only mobster who knows the location of the liquor is killed, Ness and his men try to find the only remaining truck driver from the job before the syndicate does. Written by garykmcd

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The stockpile
6 January 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Long before the OPEC nations decided to control the price of oil by stockpiling reserves and selling it out when the price went high, Joseph Siravo came up with a great idea. To drive up the price and also keep the flow of illegal whiskey going, create a stockpile and he gives George Matthews the job.

The whole scene reminded me of the precautions that Jack Hawkins took in Land Of The Pharoahs in guarding his tomb. Matthews hires people to remove the booze that Siravo brings it and puts it in his own nearby hiding place and then kills one of the two people he hired to move the stuff. These were not criminals they were just out of work teamsters. The second who is a veteran takes his family and flees to Washington, DC and joins the Bonus Army March.

This was a really good plot and I did like the fact that it took advantage of two events of the time. The Bonus March and the Federal Farm Board that Herbert Hoover set up to try and help the farmers keep up agricultural prices. Siravo gets his idea from that. It didn't really work and in the New Deal, FDR had a far more radical farm plan.

Nice episode coming from the fourth and last season of The Untouchables.


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