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
- This show was under constant attack by various groups that claimed it defamed the image of Italians and Italian-Americans.
- 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.
- In the series Elliott Ness was portrayed as an FBI Special Agent, but in truth worked as an agent for the Treasury Department.