Based on the autobiographical book "The Untouchables" by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, the series dealt with the experiences of Eliot Ness, a United States Federal agent, as he fought crime in Chicago during the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their incorruptibility. This special squad was nicknamed the Untouchables.
Last Episode04x30 A Taste for Pineapple Aired: May. 21, 1963
Ganglord Danny Mundt, whose operation is being hit hard by Eliot Ness, imports hired killer Elroy Dahlgren to bump off the ace Federal officer. …
Series Fun Facts
- Paul Picerni, usually playing federal agent Lee Hobson in most of the later episodes of the series, appears as a gangster in the present pilot.
- One of the groups that tried to end this show was the estate of 'Al Capone (I)'. It was their claim that this show was unfairly profiting from the Capone name.
- This show was under constant attack by various groups that claimed it defamed the image of Italians and Italian-Americans.