The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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The Underground Railway 

Eliot Ness and the Untouchables pursue bank robber Frank Holloway who has escaped from prison. Holloway murdered a federal agent but was not convicted. Holloway is seeking to retrieve the cache of stolen loot.

Director:

Walter Grauman (as Walter E. Grauman)

Writers:

Leonard Kantor, Eliot Ness (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
Virginia Vincent ... Mona Valentine
Joe De Santis ... Daniel Oates
Cliff Robertson ... Frank Halloway
Jerry Paris ... Agent Martin Flaherty
Frank Ferguson ... Dr. James Crenshaw
Ernest Sarracino ... Tomaso Fellini
Linda Wong Linda Wong ... Tuki
Steve London ... Jack Rossman
Walter Winchell ... Narrator (voice)
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Eliot Ness and the Untouchables pursue bank robber Frank Holloway who has escaped from prison. Holloway murdered a federal agent but was not convicted. Holloway is seeking to retrieve the cache of stolen loot.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1959 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
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Chilling.....
12 January 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Underground Railway" is one of the better episodes of "The Untouchables" because its star of the week, Frank Halloway (Cliff Robertson), is one of the most chilling and blood-thirsty villains you could imagine. Robertson is great in this part and the writing really is superb.

When the show begins, Halloway escapes from prison. His co-escapee is then murdered by Halloway...just because! This ugly mug really is a horrible piece of work...and folks keep underestimating his evil. The biggest mistake is made by folks running a sort of underground railroad for wanted criminals. They keep bleeding him dry of all his funds...not realizing that Halloway NEVER forgets a slight. Additionally, after getting plastic surgery and looking like a new man, these bloodsuckers know what he now looks like...and that is something Halloway doesn't want!

As for Ness and the Untouchables, they're barely in the episode at all and that is not a bad thing. Halloway is such a compelling and vicious guy, you really want to see as much of him as you can! Overall, among the best episodes....and one you won't soon forget.

By the way, it's a TINY mistake but at the end of the show, Halloway is driving away from Ness and Ness fires one bullet. Then you see the windshield and it has MULTIPLE bullet holes in it BEFORE other shots ring out!


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