The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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The Jazz Man 

When a police captain's son is arrested in a drug sweep, Eliot Ness decides to try and locate the source of the drugs. The pusher was someone known as Peepers but he dies before they can ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

David Zelag Goodman (as David Z. Goodman), Oscar Fraley (book) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
Simon Oakland ... Russ Bogan
Robert Emhardt ... Sal Rudin
Jacqueline Scott ... Lorna Shaw
Paul Picerni ... Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
Robert Ellenstein ... Peepers (as Robert Ellin)
Steven Geray ... Karl Reising
Cliff Carnell ... Wally
Joan Connors Joan Connors ... Secretary
Stanley Clements ... Hal
Robert Bice ... Police Capt. Jim Johnson
Charles Lampkin Charles Lampkin ... Howl Temple
Stephen Young ... Buz Johnson (as Stephen Levy)
George Cisar ... George Sherburn
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When a police captain's son is arrested in a drug sweep, Eliot Ness decides to try and locate the source of the drugs. The pusher was someone known as Peepers but he dies before they can get much information from him. They do manage to trace him to Chicago nightclub owner Sal Rudin and believe the heroin originated in New Orleans. Ness travels to the Big Easy posing as a bass player and meets booking agent Russ Bogan, who is part of the distribution network. He also learns of their unique system of delivering the goods across the country. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Once again...Ness goes undercover!!!
28 March 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

One of the worst clichés during the run was having Eliot Ness going under cover and pretending to be a hood! It was pretty stupid as he'd be easily recognized by most any connected hood. They used this stupid plot device early in the series and now they're repeating it in the final season. Because the idea is so patently absurd, it makes the entire episode seem a bit dopey.

When the show begins, Ness is visiting with a police captain's son. The young man is a junkie--in jail for using heroin and you know that this drug will be the subject of this episode. Ness' investigation soon leads to a SUPER-creepy (one of the creepiest in "The Untouchables" history) junkie named 'Peepers' and Peepers soon assumes room temperature! The path then leads to a jazz musician heading to New Orleans for a gig. Ness is able to get on the train with this guy but soon the suspect is murdered and Ness gets the brilliant idea of assuming the man's identity and taking his gig! Now considering he wasn't a musician AND he was one of the more well-known crime fighters of the era, the idea did seem ludicrous! What follows is mildly interesting...but REALLY stupid. Even with the uber-creepy Peepers and Simon Oakland playing one of the baddies, it's an easy episode to skip....and your brain will thank you!!


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