Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 15, 1959
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre
The Untouchables (1959) tv show photo

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.

Character Guide

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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.
  • 'Nicolas Georgiade', who plays Untouchable team member Enrico Rossi, actually had a small, uncredited role as a thug in the Desilu Playhouse movie "The Scarface Mob", the series pilot. In the…
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    'Nicolas Georgiade', who plays Untouchable team member Enrico Rossi, actually had a small, uncredited role as a thug in the Desilu Playhouse movie "The Scarface Mob", the series pilot. In the movie, after the Untouchables raid a plant and round up the criminals, Georgiande plays the thug identified as "Frank Cotter, a gunman from New York" who quips to Ness that he'll read about Ness's obituary in jail, thus getting punched by Ness.
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  • Agent Youngfellow was supposed to be a full blooded Cherokee from Oklahoma. In this series, he is played by a Latino actor, Abel Fernandez.
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