The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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The Underworld Bank 

The crime lords have now become money lenders. So when they cut one of their men out of his share of a heist, he comes after them...and so does Eliot Ness.


Stuart Rosenberg


Eliot Ness (book), Oscar Fraley (book) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
Virginia Vincent ... Louise O'Hara
Peter Falk ... Duke Mullen
Thomas Mitchell ... Milo Sullivan
Anthony George ... Cam Allison Jr.
Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
Val Avery ... Johnny the Enforcer
Ernest Sarracino ... Tony Zagano
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Mrs. Zagano
Raymond Bailey ... John Carvell
Frank Gerstle ... Police Captain
Bernard Kates Bernard Kates ... Davie
Vincent Barbi Vincent Barbi ... Big Augie Epstein (as Vince Barbi)
Leonard Bremen ... Police Sergeant (as Lennie Bremen)
Walter Winchell ... Narrator (voice)


With the end of Prohibition in sight, mobsters start looking for other ways to keep the money rolling in. Milo Sullivan suggests to his New York associates that they get into the banking business of sorts, providing thieves with the capital they need to pull off a string of robberies. After a million dollar fur robbery, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables are assigned to the case and they focus on trying to get one of the mobsters to cooperate with them. They put pressure on Tony Zagano, who's been living off his loan until he pulls his next job. When the bank gives him 3 days to pay back the loan Tony, realizing that he will be killed if he misses the deadline, turns to the Feds for help. Too late for Tony however when Ness fishes him out of the river. Sullivan makes a major mistake however when he shortchanges Duke Mullen, the man who led the fur heist. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

14 April 1960 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Falk and Thomas Mitchell both played the character of Columbo. Mitchell played the part on stage, and Falk on television. See more »


When Peter Falk is leaving the bank, blackout glasses are put on his face and you can see the tiny holes through which he can see, See more »

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An incredibly violent episode...even for "The Untouchables".
13 March 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When this episode begins, an old-time mobster, Milo Sullivan (Thomas Mitchell) has come out of retirement because he has a scheme. He's organized five other mobsters to create an underworld bank in order to fund a variety of crooked schemes. Duke Mullin (Peter Falk) learns about this fund and is so crazy and sociopathic that he decides to rob it!! Talk about a hair-brained idea!! So, to learn more he enlists the help of Louise O'Hara (Virginia Vincent) she's Vincent's niece. Can Duke possibly succeed?!

This is an incredibly violent episode that includes dead bodies floating in the lake, an old woman helping Ness but ending up dead, shootouts and Falk slapping the everliving crap out of his girlfriend in the show. Even for this violent show, it's violent and a bit shocking to see such brutality. Still, it does make for a compelling episode and is well worth seeing.

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