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.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • To counter some of the claims that the show was anti-Italian, later episodes gave a more prominant role to Agent Enrico Rossi (the Italian-American member of Ness's team) in order to show an…
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    To counter some of the claims that the show was anti-Italian, later episodes gave a more prominant role to Agent Enrico Rossi (the Italian-American member of Ness's team) in order to show an Italian-American as a hero working for law and order.
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  • 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…
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    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.
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  • Robert Stack (Eliot Ness) and Walter Winchell (Narrator) are the only actors to appear in all 119 episodes.
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