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
- In the early 1950s, Desilu productions was prohibited from using the word "pregnant" on network television. At the end of the decade, when this series was produced, although euphemisms were…
[show]In the early 1950s, Desilu productions was prohibited from using the word "pregnant" on network television. At the end of the decade, when this series was produced, although euphemisms were often used, the word "prostitution" was used numerous times in the series.
- Although Agent Jack Rossman (Steve London), the 5th member of the Untouchables, appeared in 64 episodes, he often had little or no lines of dialog.
- 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.