The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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The Frank Nitti Story 

Al Capone's main enforcer, Frank Nitti, has gone into the movie business. He threatens theater owners into paying him protection money...or else!

Director:

Howard W. Koch

Writers:

Eliot Ness (book), Oscar Fraley (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
Richard Anderson ... Sidney Rogers / Zoran Bresnovitch
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick ... Ramsey Lennox
Dick Foran ... Jerry Dockstone
Bruce Gordon ... Frank Nitti
Anthony George ... Cam Allison Jr.
Abel Fernandez ... William Youngfellow (credit only)
Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
Phyllis Coates ... Ellie Morley
Alex Gerry ... J. N. Miller
Frank DeKova ... Louie Campagna (as Frank de Kova)
Frank Wilcox ... Beecher Asbury
Frank Albertson ... Jason MacIntyre
Harry Harvey ... Harold Coldman (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Steve London ... Jack Rossman
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Storyline

With Prohibition a thing of the past, mobster Frank Nitti focuses on something the mob knows how to do very well: extortion. The gangster focuses on the movie distribution industry, specifically theater owners. After blinding the owner of two theaters in Chicago as a warning to others, he sets his sights on the Star theater chain with ticket sales of $100 million a year. The head of the chain, J.N. Miller has no choice, as he sees it, but to give them what they want. A check of the company's books however, gives the Feds all the information they need to get Miller to cooperate. Ness also focuses on a Nitti associate, Sydney Rogers, to get the good on the big hoodlum. In the end, the mob and Ness take care of Nitti but the cost is high as one of Ness' men is killed. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1960 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Last appearance of Anthony George as "Agent Cam Allison". See more »

Goofs

The episode shows Frank Nitti's demise as his being run over by a subway train. In reality, Frank Nitti took his own life with a pistol in 1943. See more »

Quotes

Jason MacIntyre: Nitti can't scare me. Of course he might kill me, but he can't scare me.
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Bruce Gordon, the best of the gangsters
8 September 2007 | by voacorSee all my reviews

I watched these shows as a kid and I always loved it when Bruce Gordon was on playing Frank Nitti in his dark pinstriped suit. His voice, his sneer, his general bearing all told you this guy was the real boss.

He was in the first show, "The Empty Chair," and had a great scene firing a Tommy gun into a couple of associates in a barber shop. But most of the time he was the big man chomping a cigar in his office and ordering someone else to "knock him off." I later saw photos of the real Frank Nitti, who, of course, looked nothing like Bruce Gordon. The whole series was a fantasy approach to the Prohibition era, bearing no more resemblance to Chicago in the 1930's than most westerns do to the area west of the Mississippi in the later part of the 19th century. Accepting it as such, "The Untouchables" was a great series and a lot of fun to watch.


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