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
- Among the concessions made to Italian-American groups, the network and producers were allowed to use Italians and Italian names for criminals based upon real persons but agreed that fictional…
[show]Among the concessions made to Italian-American groups, the network and producers were allowed to use Italians and Italian names for criminals based upon real persons but agreed that fictional criminal characters would be non-Italians.
- This show was under constant attack by various groups that claimed it defamed the image of Italians and Italian-Americans.
- Van Heflin and Van Johnson both turned down the role of Eliot Ness. Fred MacMurray, Jack Lord and Cliff Robertson were also considered for the part.