Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 15, 1959
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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The Untouchables (1959)

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.

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04x30 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. …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 118 episodes air between 1959 and 1963.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Walter Winchell received a reported $25,000 per episode for his narration on this series. With his signature machine gun dialog delivery, he could apparently rack up almost 200 words per minute.
  • This show was under constant attack by various groups which claimed that it defamed the image of Italians and Italian-Americans.
  • The only actors to reprise their roles as members of The Untouchables from the series pilot, the Desilu Playhouse movie "The Scarface Mob" are: Robert Stack as Eliot Ness and 'Abel Fernández'…
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    The only actors to reprise their roles as members of The Untouchables from the series pilot, the Desilu Playhouse movie "The Scarface Mob" are: Robert Stack as Eliot Ness and 'Abel Fernández' as William Youngfellow. All of the other team members were recast for the series.
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