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
- Goof (factual errors): Several episodes show Frank Nitti taking over control of the Capone organization immediately upon Capone's conviction for tax evasion. In real life, Nitti was also…
[show]Goof (factual errors): Several episodes show Frank Nitti taking over control of the Capone organization immediately upon Capone's conviction for tax evasion. In real life, Nitti was also convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 18 months in federal prison; he wasn't able to assume control of the Capone organization until his release late in 1932.
- Although Agent Jack Rossman (Steve London), the fifth member of The Untouchables, appeared in 64 episodes, he often had little or no lines of dialog.
- 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.