The Untouchables


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Based on the memoir of Prohibition officers Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, 'The Untouchables' is a fictionalized account of Ness (Robert Stack) and his Bureau of Prohibition agents battling organized crime in Prohibition-era Chicago. The episodes often revolve around Ness' personal distain for Al Capone and the vast empire the mob boss has built on Prohibition crime.

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  • 4/29 3:00AMThe Monkey Wrench
    "March 2, 1933. The remote section of the northern Michigan Lake front, 180 miles northeast of Chicago. The Chicago Syndicate, to improve the quality of their booze, is now smuggling in master brewers from Germany; the illegal immigrants had come 6,000 miles to the new country. Tonight, eight new immigrants are brought in."
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Episode Guide

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Ep 1: The Empty Chair

Eliot Ness and his Untouchables had spent 18 months to get Capone behind bars. But now with Capone in prison, Frank Nitti tries to grab the open top spot in the empire. But Capone's bookkeeper is giving him a run for his money. Aired: 10/15/1959

Ep 2: Ma Barker and Her Boys

Eliot Ness, along with Bill Youngfellow and Martin Flaherty, are closing in on Ma Barker, who is holed up in a house along with two of her sons, Lloyd and Fred. Ness says they are wanted for a laundry list of criminal activity. Aired: 10/22/1959

Ep 3: The Jake Lingle Killing

A newspaperman is murdered for double-crossing some mobsters. So a reward-seeking ex-con decides to work with Ness and find the killer. Aired: 10/29/1959

Ep 4: The George "Bugs" Moran Story

Gangster Joe Carroll, sidekick of George "Bugs" Moran, kidnaps nine-year-old Larry Halloran, Jr., son of Lawrence Halloran, president of the United Trucker's Union. Aired: 11/5/1959

Ep 5: Ain't We Got Fun?

The Chicago mobsters are branching out from liquor, going into the numbers racket, call girls, gambling and dope. One of the most successful gangsters is "Big" Jim Harrington. Harrington seizes control of a nightclub, taking its brash young comic under his wing. Aired: 11/12/1959

Ep 6: Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll

In Churchill Downs, the entries for the Kentucky Derby are closed. Tight-fisted Dutch Schultz, beer baron of the Bronx, places a bet with the syndicate: $100,000 in the Winter-book on Enchantment to win the Kentucky Derby. Aired: 11/19/1959

Ep 7: Mexican Stake-Out

In 32 hours, Judge McGinnis will consider evidence against Chicago racketeer Theodore Newberry, owner of gambling parlors, speakeasies and houses of prostitution. Ness and his men had been working on the case for a year. Aired: 11/26/1959

Ep 8: The Artichoke King

Every 48 hours, more than 25 million pounds of fruits and vegetables stream into New York City; this multi-million dollar business is the target of gangsters. Eliot Ness and his Untouchables have recently been brought to New York. Aired: 12/3/1959

Ep 9: The Tri-State Gang

In the latter part of 1933, there was an epidemic of truck hijackings in the states of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania; this was the work of six gangsters: the Tri-State Gang. Tonight, in Richmond, Virginia, they're hijacking a truckload of radios. Aired: 12/10/1959

Ep 10: The Dutch Schultz Story

One of the toughest mobsters in New York City is Dutch Schultz. He and his mob were responsible for more than 100 murders. Dutch is into every racket: liquor, narcotics, labor shakedowns, the numbers, selling protection. Aired: 12/17/1959

Ep 11: You Can't Pick the Number

Chicago, October 1932. The depths of the Great Depression, marked by unemployment and poverty. The only chance some people felt they had to rise out of poverty, if only for a short time, was to win the lottery or at the punch-boards. Aired: 12/24/1959

Ep 12: The Underground Railway

After serving two years of a life sentence at the Lewisburg Federal Prison in Pennsylvania for his part in the holdup of a Federal Reserve bank shipment, Frank Halloway is busting out, climbing over the wall. Aired: 12/31/1959

Ep 13: Syndicate Sanctuary

Thirty miles from Chicago, in the (fictitious) Calum City, Judge Leon Zabo is running for mayor, wanting to clean up the town and put an end to vice. Working hard in his campaign headquarters is his lovely daughter, Rosetta Zabo. Aired: 1/7/1960

Ep 14: The Noise of Death

Giuseppe "Joe" Bucco is at home when he gets a visit from his wife's cousin, Barbara Vittorini. She says her husband, Arturo, has been missing for three days, and accuses Bucco of killing him. Aired: 1/14/1960

Ep 15: Star Witness

An accountant with a brilliant mind for numbers agrees to testify against the mob. But keeping him safe before the trial keeps Ness and his men on the run. Aired: 1/14/1960

Ep 16: The St. Louis Story

Gangland warfare has broken out again with sudden violence in the streets of St. Louis. Tim Harrington, who was long entrenched as the undisputed boss of the city, fights off the challenge to his leadership from Joe Courtney. Aired: 1/28/1960

Ep 17: One-Armed Bandits

A newly released convict is blackmailed into running a slot-machine racket. If he refuses, his daughter will learn of his existence and be scandalized. Aired: 2/4/1960

Ep 18: Little Egypt

The city of Morraine was in the heart of the gangster-infected area in downstate Illinois known as "Little Egypt." It's election night, 1931. Aired: 2/11/1960

Ep 19: The Big Squeeze

For Ness, a master bank robber proves a worthy opponent. But robbing banks is not a federal offense, so Ness must get him on another charge. Aired: 2/18/1960

Ep 20: The Unhired Assassin: Part 1

While a crazed derelict in Florida is obsessed with assassinating President Roosevelt, Capone's mob is planning to take over the Chicago World's Fair by killing the mayor. Aired: 2/25/1960

Ep 21: The Unhired Assassin: Part 2

Although unsuccessful in their first attempt to assassinate Chicago's Mayor, Anton J. Cermak, the Capone mob, under the command of Frank Nitti and several other of the imprisoned mobster's lieutenants, have not given up. This time they hire a professional, Fred 'Caddy' Croner, an expert at using a long rifle with a scope who carries his weapon in a golf club bag. Aired: 3/3/1960

Ep 22: The White Slavers

Prohibition is over. Al Capone is still running things from prison; his new moneymaker is "white slavery," which refers to prostitution. His main operation is run by a mean and apparently homosexual gangster named Mig Torrance. Aired: 3/10/1960

Ep 23: Three Thousand Suspects

The Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS, is 430 miles west-southwest of Chicago, and houses some of the nation's worst criminals. One of them is Nick Segal, who murdered six people, but only got convicted for violation of the Volstead Act. Aired: 3/24/1960

Ep 24: The Doreen Maney Story

A woman and her boyfriend, dubbed "The Lovebirds" by the press, rob an armored truck. When she is caught, Ness uses her as bait to catch her partner. Aired: 3/31/1960

Ep 25: Portrait of a Thief

Eliot Ness and his men have cracked the bootleg empire of Al Capone, by smashing his breweries and speakeasies. But now, thousands of gallons of alcohol are coming into the city from an outside source. Aired: 4/7/1960

Ep 26: 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. Aired: 4/14/1960

Ep 27: Head of Fire - Feet of Clay

The jury had been out for 12 hours on the case Ness had worked hard on, trying to get a conviction for top Chicago mobster Johnny Fortunato. Now the newspaper reads: Fortunato got off; the chief witness was a "suicide." Aired: 4/21/1960

Ep 28: The Frank Nitti Story

With Prohibition repealed, the syndicate is looking for new sources of revenue. Frank Nitti expands his empire, going after small theatres—with his extortion racket. Aired: 4/28/1960

Ep 29: The Rusty Heller Story

Eliot Ness and his men are going on raid after raid on Capone's speakeasies and breweries; his empire is tottering. Who will take over? Aired: 10/13/1960

Ep 30: Jack "Legs" Diamond

While many people were unemployed and poor during the Depression, gangster-owned speakeasies and nightclubs created a mobster aristocracy. One top mobster is Jack "Legs" Diamond—known to the underworld as "The Clay Pigeon." Aired: 10/20/1960

Ep 31: Nicky

By the middle of 1933, Eliot Ness and his Untouchables had almost checked the manufacture and sale of whiskey in Chicago. But the biggest operator was still in business: Giuseppe Marconi, a.k.a. Gus Marco. Aired: 11/3/1960

Ep 32: The Waxey Gordon Story

Waxey Gordon, the undisputed beer baron of New York, is muscling in on New Jersey, which is run by Frankie Dunn, "Bugs" Donovan and Roger Weiden. Waxey is waging a gang war to eliminate rival gangsters for control. Aired: 11/10/1960

Ep 33: The Mark of Cain

There is public protest about the increase in drug addiction. Charlie Sebastino amalgamated all the small distributors into one big empire, setting himself up as emperor. Ness and his Untouchables virtually shut down dope operations in Chicago, with the exception of Sebastino, who is holding onto a huge drug stash and doesn't need to import new product any time soon to stay lucrative. Aired: 11/17/1960

Ep 34: A Seat on the Fence

Eliot Ness and his men had stemmed the supply of narcotics coming into the Windy City from Asia and southern Europe. Now the Underworld is using new ways to supply the city's 5,000 dope addicts. Aired: 11/24/1960

Ep 35: The Purple Gang

The notorious Purple Gang—long synonymous with terror in beer, booze, labor and prostitution—gets into a new racket: kidnapping. They specialize in snatching other members of the underworld, since they can't go to the police for help. Aired: 12/1/1960

Ep 36: Kiss of Death Girl

A convoy of four trucks, which has crossed the Canadian border, is driving towards Chicago; they are hauling 1,000 cases of Canadian scotch valued at more than $100,000. Ness and his Untouchables have set up a roadblock. Aired: 12/8/1960

Ep 37: The Larry Fay Story

Gangster Larry Fay, a former student of Al Capone, has his greasy fists firmly in the milk racket: he's organized milk companies into a monopoly. Aired: 12/15/1960

Ep 38: The Otto Frick Story

Ness and his men are after drug dealer Otto Frick and his traveling group of distributors. The plot thickens when it is learned the Nazis are fueling Frick's drug operations from abroad. Aired: 12/22/1960

Ep 39: The Tommy Karpeles Story

After a million dollars is stolen and a mail clerk is killed in a train robbery, 'Tough' Tommy Karpeles is convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Eliot Ness is tasked with recovering the missing million, and while on the hunt he begins to believe that Karpeles is innocent. Aired: 12/29/1960

Ep 40: The Big Train: Part 1

Knowing that Al Capone is living the good life in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, Ness proposes the construction of Alcatraz prison to Washington. Soon after Capone learns he will be transferred to the new prison, Ness becomes aware that the Capone empire is converting assets into cash. Aired: 1/5/1961

Ep 41: The Big Train: Part 2

Having managed to secretly inform his men of the departure date of the train carrying him to Alcatraz, Al Capone continues to work on his escape. The plan is to free Capone when the train stops for five minutes in the northern California community of Cloverville. Aired: 1/12/1961

Ep 42: The Masterpiece

With Al Capone in prison, the bootlegging part of his empire is split in two. One of Capone's lieutenants, Mayer Wartel, acquired the speakeasies; another lieutenant, Karl Positan, acquired the breweries and distilleries. Wartel, however, soon ensures that he is the only one in charge and is dubbed Capone's heir apparent. Aired: 1/19/1961

Ep 43: The Organization

Al Capone was in prison, and Frank Nitti was running his organization. But other crime overlords were ready to take over; the biggest was Joe Kulak from St. Louis. Aired: 1/26/1961

Ep 44: The Jamaica Ginger Story

Kansas City boss Torrez runs a lucrative trade in deadly "Jamaica Ginger." When rivals try to move in on his operation, Torrez hires hit-men, but complications arise when one of the killers falls in love. Aired: 2/2/1961

Ep 45: Augie "the Banker" Ciamino

Eliot Ness and his Untouchables have smashed most of the big breweries owned by the mobsters. But racketeers, taking advantage of the poverty and desperation of the times, have forced immigrants to make a gallon of whiskey a day in small stills. Aired: 2/9/1961

Ep 46: The Underground Court

Mobster Valentine Ferrar thinks he has the perfect way to steal $500,000 of the syndicate's money. When a passenger liner returning from Cuba catches fire off the New Jersey coast, he fakes his death and sends his underling to the Underground Court, the mob's court of law, to tell them he drowned. Aired: 2/16/1961

Ep 47: The Nick Moses Story

When gangster Nick Moses and another Chicago mobster threaten to go to war after Moses poaches customers in the other's territory, Frank Nitti—now the top mobster in Chicago after the recent incarceration of Al Capone—tells them to settle things amicably, or else. Aired: 2/23/1961

Ep 48: The Antidote

For years the Federal government has been trying to find a way to chemically de-nature industrial alcohol, but the mob has always found a way to re-nature the substance. In Chicago, the chief supplier of alcohol to the mob is Wally Baltzer who employs a crew of chemists to ensure a smooth flow of the product. The latest government formula is proving hard to crack and one of Baltzer's chemists, the physically disabled Russell Shield, sees an opportunity to make a name and a small fortune for himself. Aired: 3/9/1961

Ep 49: The Lily Dallas Story

Millionaire building contractor Thomas B. Randall is the target of a kidnapping. While he is throwing a party, his estate is breached by ex-bootlegger and now gang leader George "Blackie" Dallas. Aired: 3/16/1961

Ep 50: Murder Under Glass

With Prohibition coming to an end, the Chicago mob has been shifting from alcohol to narcotics as their primary source of income. When their supply dries up, Nitti travels to New Orleans to meet with their supplier, Emile Bouchard, whose original shipment of drugs was hijacked but is expecting another any day. Nitti warns him that there better not be any foul-ups with this shipment but it soon becomes clear that Bouchard has plans of his own and is out to get a percentage of the mob's total income. Aired: 3/23/1961

Ep 51: Testimony of Evil

Eliot Ness and the Untouchables are out to convict political boss Brian O'Malley and have two witnesses who will testify that he ordered a murder. Ness' witnesses are living in a hotel under constant police protection but that doesn't stop O'Malley, who manages to use a corrupt cop to kill one of them. Aired: 3/30/1961

Ep 52: Ring of Terror

When boxer Joey McGrath dies in the ring, the medical examiner reports no special circumstances and the press put it down to a tragic accident. A lab technician in the ME's office informs Eliot Ness that the medical report was fixed and McGrath had a high level of morphine in his blood, suggesting he had been drugged. Aired: 4/13/1961

Ep 53: Mr. Moon

An armored truck, loaded with the paper used in printing U.S. currency, is headed for the Bureau of Engraving in Washington, D.C. The truck is hijacked, and the three armed guards are tommy-gunned. Aired: 4/20/1961

Ep 54: Death for Sale

Johnny Lubin, a young and entrepreneuring criminal, hooks up with George Dodd, a toy manufacturer whose real name is Phil Melnick and is a supposedly reformed mobster. Lubin has $2 million worth of opium to distribute and thinks he has just the way to get it into the hands of distributors. Aired: 4/27/1961

Ep 55: Stranglehold

Racketeers are poking their greasy fists into every corner of the nation's business. The Fulton fish market in New York, run by Frank Mercouris, supplies fish on the East Coast to as far west as the Mississippi. Aired: 5/4/1961

Ep 56: The Nero Rankin Story

Although Eliot Ness had successfully destroyed the underground court, he had not smashed its parent organization, the syndicate. Nero Rankin is elected chair of the national board of the syndicate, but the choice wasn't unanimous. He's also in poor health and that leads Sylvia Orkins, who loves Rankin and is convinced he will die or be killed, to approach Eliot Ness to do something to get him out of his new job. Aired: 5/11/1961

Ep 57: The Seventh Vote

With Capone in prison and his empire suffering from infighting, Capone asks his mentor, known only as Kafka, to come to America and manage his organization. Kafka was run out of the country 11 years prior and Eliot Ness wants to ensure that the mobster's re-entry is unsuccessful. Aired: 5/18/1961

Ep 58: The King of Champagne

Working on an anonymous tip, Eliot Ness and his men raid a warehouse; all the crates are filled with champagne bottles, a shipment for a New Year's celebrations. Aired: 5/25/1961

Ep 59: The Nick Acropolis Story

Nick Acropolis is the new bookmaker in town; his territory is Illinois and the six surrounding states. He covers bets on horse racing, boxing matches, ball games, everything. By August, his operation is $2 million per month. Aired: 6/1/1961

Ep 60: 90-Proof Dame

The city is ruled by underworld czars, one of the toughest of which is Nate Kester, former henchman for the Capone mob. To put up a pretense of legality, he owns and runs the Odeon Theatre, which specializes in burlesque, but his real business is brandy. Aired: 6/8/1961

Ep 61: The Troubleshooter

A new five- and 10-cent game using punch boards has become very popular and lucrative for the syndicate that controls it. With Eliot Ness and the Untouchables targeting them, receipts are down so they decide to accept New York hood Nate Selko's plan to deal with Ness. Aired: 10/12/1961

Ep 62: Power Play

By the Summer of 1933, a new wave of crime has engulfed Chicago. Because of a public outcry for action, Willard Thornton is appointed as a new commissioner to clean up the town. Aired: 10/19/1961

Ep 63: Tunnel of Horrors

Eliot Ness, his Untouchables and some undercover plainclothes police are staking out an amusement pier on the Chicago lakefront; they are tailing Alexander Raeder, owner of the pier and the source of the new narcotics flowing into the city. Aired: 10/26/1961

Ep 64: The Genna Brothers

The six Genna brothers, place of origin Sicily, are now in Chicago. The Genna brothers are nothing but a gang of bullies, and in a few short years they have firmly established themselves in Chicago's criminal community. Aired: 11/2/1961

Ep 65: The Matt Bass Scheme

Eliot Ness, having compiled a list of Frank Nitti's breweries and distilleries, begins a series of raids designed to break the back of the Capone empire. Aired: 11/9/1961

Ep 66: Loophole

Ness and his men turn their big guns on Mikhail "Red Mike" Probich, who has hard-fisted his way up from the docks to a position of prominence in the Chicago underworld. Aired: 11/16/1961

Ep 67: Jigsaw

Eliot Ness goes to the Odeon movie theatre; he gives stoolie Marty Wilger an envelope with cash for his tips. Those tips lead to successful raids by Ness against Nitti's alcohol operations. Aired: 11/23/1961

Ep 68: Man Killer

Eliot Ness and his men are having success shutting down the narcotics trade in Chicago thanks to a series of anonymous telephone tips. Ness manages to trace the calls to Nick Dulov, owner of a cab company. Dulov has stolen Nitti's 15 kilo shipment of heroin and then gives it back to him—with a proposition that they go into the narcotics distribution business together. Aired: 12/7/1961

Ep 69: City Without a Name

After a Federal Agent is gunned down, Eliot Ness and his Untouchables arrive in town to try and solve their colleague's murder. The perpetrator is believed to be Lou Mungo and his precipitous action is exactly the opening Frank Nitti was waiting for so he could move in himself. Aired: 12/14/1961

Ep 70: Hammerlock

The Syndicate—headed by Joe Kulak, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter and Dutch Schultz—has New York's huge garment industry organized and under control. Now they are setting their sights on bakeries; there are 500 independent wholesale bakeries in the city. Aired: 12/21/1961

Ep 71: The Canada Run

Big-time gangster Joe Palakopolous is playing a dangerous game. He just had his hitman rub out Danny Coogan, the biggest supplier of Canadian whiskey that Frank Nitti had. And Nitti's plenty sore. Aired: 1/4/1962

Ep 72: Fall Guy

With Capone in the slammer, other bosses are biting off chunks of Capone's empire. One boss is Frankie Gruder, head of a group that is the forerunner of Murder, Inc.; Gruder wants control of all the Canadian imports and exports. Aired: 1/11/1962

Ep 73: The Gang War

When gangsters invade and shoot up a speakeasy on the outskirts of Chicago, Ness thinks Frank Nitti may be trying to get rid of some of his competition. When one of Nitti's joints is bombed soon after, the authorities are worried that a massive gang war may erupt. Aired: 1/18/1962

Ep 74: The Silent Partner

When Wallace Laughton is killed by Federal Agents, a mysterious man known only as The Partner orders that the agent responsible be eliminated. The Partner is a mysterious man whose identity is known to only a very few. He is reputedly the top man in organized crime. Aired: 2/1/1962

Ep 75: The Whitey Steele Story

The underworld, which had long made big money by covering bets on horse races, wants to get their hands on a new invention—the racewire, which can speed the results of horse races to bookmakers everywhere. Aired: 2/8/1962

Ep 76: The Death Tree

In the Gypsy quarter of Chicago, drunkenness is taking its toll in fights and killings. The local community elders, known as the Senate, want to bring it to an end but come into conflict with Janos Colescou, owner of much of the illicit liquor distribution in the area. Aired: 2/15/1962

Ep 77: Takeover

The demand for real beer goes unabated and Charlie Zenko tries to consolidate his control of the North Side of Chicago. He arranges for brew master Franz Koenig to get a visit from Eliot Ness. At his trial, however, Koenig is saved when a stranger, Leo Mencken, provides him with the alibi he needs. Aired: 3/1/1962

Ep 78: The Stryker Brothers

It's the great train robbery, on the southbound express headed for Chicago. The Stryker brothers steal mail sacks containing $750 grand in payroll money. Aired: 3/8/1962

Ep 79: Element of Danger

In the Haymarket district, special agent Daniel Gosden, a policeman on loan to the Untouchables, goes through a skylight and finds an opium laboratory in the top floor of a rundown tenement hotel. Aired: 3/22/1962

Ep 80: The Maggie Storm Story

When junkie Benny Rivas is stopped by Eliot Ness and his men, he tells them in his dying breath that the source of his heroin is the 808 Club. Ness knows the club's hostess, Maggie Storm, quite well. Aired: 3/29/1962

Ep 81: Man in the Middle

Slot machines have become all the rage and William 'Porker' Davis is making a fortune on all of those nickels and dimes. He soon comes under pressure from mobster Joe Bomer who's prepared to let him stay in business provided he gives the players a 70% return on their bets thereby making sure they will always come back. Aired: 4/5/1962

Ep 82: Downfall

Pete "The Persuader" Kalmisky, former bodyguard of Al Capone, accompanied by Syndicate business manager Alan Sitkin, have a meeting with Joey December, president of the debt-ridden Great Lakes Pacific Railroad. Aired: 5/3/1962

Ep 83: The Case Against Eliot Ness

The Windy City is getting ready for the Chicago World's Fair, also known as the "Century of Progress" Exposition. The three wealthy Endicott brothers, who jointly own franchises at the upcoming Fair, are all rubbed out in short order. Aired: 5/10/1962

Ep 84: The Ginnie Littlesmith Story

There are many free soup kitchens in Chicago, but one of them in the skid row section is really a front; upstairs, gangster Chez Goshen, twice convicted of white slavery, has his office. Aired: 5/17/1962

Ep 85: The Contract

When the attempted assassination of small-time hood Smiley Barris fails, New York mobster Joe Kulak hires cold-blooded assassin Ray Quist to kill him. Ness tries to get Barris to cooperate but he refuses. When a second attempt on Barris goes wrong, Barris calls Johnny Templar to help him out. Templar runs a gambling boat that goes out to sea beyond the three-mile limit of the long arm of the law. Aired: 5/31/1962

Ep 86: Pressure

Prohibition is over, and the main racket is now narcotics. The New York Syndicate, the Big Six, send their representative, Wally Corbin, to Chicago to pick up a shipment of heroin from Louie "The Bear" Madikoff. Aired: 6/14/1962

Ep 87: Arsenal

Frank Nitti and Bugs Moran are about to go to war, and to forestall that possibility, Elliot Ness and the Untouchables begin rounding up every machine gun owned by the gangsters' hit men. To resupply himself, Nitti hires Polish gunsmith Jan Trobek to make a dozen Tommy guns. Aired: 6/28/1962

Ep 88: The Monkey Wrench

The mobsters are fighting among themselves for greater control of the beer market and Frank Nitti thinks he has the perfect solution. He is smuggling German brew masters into the United States and as a result is making a far superior product than his competitors. Aired: 7/5/1962

Ep 89: The Night They Shot Santa Claus

Hap Levinson is playing Santa Claus at the Sackman Orphan Home. Santa brings toys and ice cream to all the waifs. He walks outside, waves good-bye and is promptly machine-gunned to death by hoods in a speeding car. Aired: 9/25/1962

Ep 90: The Cooker in the Sky

Joe Lassiter is the greatest inside man in the bootlegging racket. He and his sidekick, Nick Karabinos, have just arrived in Chicago by train; Lassiter traveled 1,000 miles because of a $250-grand deal: build a Ness-proof brewery. Aired: 10/2/1962

Ep 91: The Chess Game

Eliot Ness and his Untouchables have uncovered and shut down every champagne-producing operation in the city. Four months later, however, champagne appears again in the fashionable West Side nightclubs. Aired: 10/9/1962

Ep 92: The Economist

There are 12-million unemployed in the U.S.; with less money to spend, the price of booze goes down. The whiskey Syndicate is meeting; the chairman is the powerful gangster Vincent Tunis. Aired: 10/16/1962

Ep 93: The Pea

Herbie Catcher is a small-time nobody who really wants to improve his status in life. He tries to impress those around him, but without success. On the verge of being fired, he claims to have a recently killed employee's book naming names and other activities that have gone on at the restaurant, especially having to do with mobster Martin Rawlings. Aired: 10/23/1962

Ep 94: Bird in the Hand

Gangster Arnie Kurtz is in a car, watching a hit he ordered. Another car, speeding along and with a chopper blasting, guns down a pedestrian; but the victim pulls a gun and fires back, his bullet goes through the windshield. Aired: 10/30/1962

Ep 95: The Eddie O'Gara Story

Right after the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, February 14, 1929, Ness and his men are scouring Chicago, looking for Bugs Moran. Ness says there used to be two gangs in town; now there's just one. Aired: 11/13/1962

Ep 96: Elegy

Notorious gangster boss Charlie Radick is dying of leukemia; there'll be no mourning for him; the other overlords will be vying for his throne. All Radick wants to do is see his long-lost daughter before he dies. Aired: 11/20/1962

Ep 97: Come and Kill Me

After a mobster with valuable information is killed in broad daylight at the racetrack, Eliot Ness and his men try to identify the killer. No one will admit knowing him but by tracing his movements, they find he was a regular visitor to the home of Dexter Lloyd Bayless who lives in a well-to-do suburb of Chicago. Aired: 11/27/1962

Ep 98: A Fist of Five

Chicago, 1929. Mike Brannon's been a cop for 15 years, but now he's being suspended for hospitalizing one of Tony Lamberto's dope-pushing punks. Mike thinks Captain Bellows is corrupt for not going to bat for him. Aired: 12/4/1962

Ep 99: The Floyd Gibbons Story

Within minutes of the time the Globe's top reporter Carlton Edmunds was shot, Eliot Ness and his men are on the scene. Ostensibly it appears a stray bullet in a gunfight hit Edmunds; he was just a passerby in the wrong place at the wrong time. Aired: 12/11/1962

Ep 100: Double Cross

Mobster Jake Kuzik is a major liquor supplier in Chicago and he doesn't hesitate to use strong arm tactics to keep his network of distributors and retailers in check. He's been having trouble getting supply lately and he comes under pressure to find liquor for sale or else. Aired: 12/18/1962

Ep 101: Search for a Dead Man

When a body if fished out of the river, Lt. Aggie Stewart of the Bureau of Missing Persons is put in charge of the case. After 10 days and having made little headway, the body is buried in a pauper's grave. As is her custom, she attends the funeral to see if anyone shows up. In this case, flowers are sent from a well-known mob-owned business. Aired: 1/1/1963

Ep 102: The Speculator

Leo Stazak is a small time con artist on the periphery of the mob and he decides to con Frank Nitti in a stock scam. Stazak is a fast talker and an expert liar who quickly gains Nitti's confidence. Soon, the big man has entrusted half a million dollars to Stazak, who has been printing fake stock certificates. Aired: 1/8/1963

Ep 103: The Snowball

Jack Parker is an up and coming young hustler who wants to become part of Frank Nitti's organization. He thinks there's an untapped market on university and college campuses but Nitti thinks he's just a nickel and dimer and isn't interested. Parker has been making his own booze and selling it through Benny Angel, who hangs around the campus actually selling the stuff to the kids. Aired: 1/15/1963

Ep 104: Jake Dance

When a large supply of hair tonic is stolen, Ness and the Untouchables are concerned that it may be used as a base for illegal—and deadly—liquor. Soon after, the stuff starts to appear flavored with ginger jake, a popular patent medicine. The result is a permanent neurological disorder that was first seen in a major outbreak in Kansas City. Aired: 1/22/1963

Ep 108: Junk Man

On the South Side of Chicago, on a dead end street, there is a junkyard, but it's really a front for a criminal empire run by Victor Salazar. Ness and his men are on the case; they keep intercepting his trucks, carrying shipments of booze. Aired: 1/26/1963

Ep 105: Blues for a Gone Goose

Ray "Goose" Gander runs a jazz club in Chicago and he's coming under pressure from mobster Lou Cagan to sell booze at the club. Gander is a former musician who is in the business for the love of the music and wants nothing to do with selling the mob's liquor, but he's being backed into a corner. Aired: 1/29/1963

Ep 106: Globe of Death

The end of Prohibition doesn't mean the war on crime is over for Eliot Ness and his Untouchables. The syndicate has already moved on to a more profitable—and more deadly—source of income: narcotics. Aired: 2/5/1963

Ep 107: An Eye for an Eye

Ness and his men are in their car; it's an 80-mile-per-hour chase to catch a guy running whiskey for Solly Girsch. The 19-year-old driver has a high-speed accident; his car overturns and explodes in flames. Aired: 2/19/1963

Ep 109: The Man in the Cooler

Smalltime bootlegger Al Remp is serving three to five years in prison; he's done three years and is up for parole next week, but it seems he won't get it. The guards put him in solitary, and Remp has a visitor: Eliot Ness. Aired: 3/5/1963

Ep 110: The Butcher's Boy

Racketeer Gus Ducek is fingered to be knocked off. But when the car with the hit men drives towards him, Ducek's boys fire back with machine guns, turning the tables; one hit man dies, Boley Davis escapes. Aired: 3/12/1963

Ep 111: The Spoiler

Johnny Mizo had been marked for death by the South American crime cartel in Brazil where he had fled six years before. Now, he has returned to America to get the $200,000 he had hastily stashed in a hideout before fleeing. Aired: 3/26/1963

Ep 112: One Last Killing

A tipoff leads Ness to the capture of mob boss Ed "The Duke" Monte, who is then convicted of possession of counterfeit money. However, with the assistance of his loyal henchman, Yanos Dalker, Monte escapes from prison and is hidden out. Aired: 4/2/1963

Ep 113: The Giant Killer

In Chicago, 3,500 fans are at the arena, watching the end of a seven-day bicycle race. But Ed "Duke" Monte is there to make a drop-off. Ness and Lee Hobson catch him—with a quarter-of-a-million dollars in counterfeit bills in his leather bag. Aired: 4/9/1963

Ep 114: The Charlie Argos Story

Ness and Lee Hobson are called to the Castle, a baronial estate just outside of Chicago, which is both the headquarters and home of the underworld's notorious "King" Frank Argos; he is one of Ness' old foes. Aired: 4/16/1963

Ep 115: The Jazz Man

When a police captain's son is arrested in a drug sweep, Eliot Ness decides to try and locate the source of the drugs. The pusher was someone known as Peepers but he dies before they can get much information from him. Aired: 4/30/1963

Ep 116: The Torpedo

Mobster Victor Kurtz makes peace with his main rival for illegal liquor distribution in Chicago's South Side, Monk Lyselle. All goes well for several months until Eliot Ness and his men begin to intervene. Aired: 5/7/1963

Ep 117: Line of Fire

Danceland has a big sign, "30 girls, open until 2 a.m." Inside, customers mingle with the dime-a-dance girls. Hoofer Ellie Haskell says goodnight to the owner, Marty Pulaski; outside, she is immediately shot by a sniper on the roof. Aired: 5/14/1963

Ep 118: A Taste for Pineapple

Eliot Ness and his men notice that the top bosses are leaving Chicago: Frank Nitti has gone to Atlantic City; Bugs Moran and Lou Diamond have left, too. As Ness puts it, "The rats are leaving the ship." Obviously, they want to be out of town. Aired: 5/21/1963