The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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A Fist of Five 

Mike Brannon is a tough cop but his two blocks of Chicago are among the safest there are. He has a tendency to be rough with hoodlums and when he beats up one of Tony Lamberto's boys he ... See full summary »


Ida Lupino


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
Lee Marvin ... Mike Brannon
Frank DeKova ... Anthony 'Tough Tony' Lamberto (as Frank de Kova)
Phyllis Coates ... Angela Lamberto
Paul Picerni ... Lee Hobson
Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
Abel Fernandez ... William Youngfellow
Ric Roman ... Augie Relyea
Tom Brown ... Police Captain Bellows
Roy Thinnes ... Denny Brannon
James Caan ... Keir Brannon
Michael Witney Michael Witney ... Sean Brannon (as Whitney Armstrong)
Mark Allen ... Clarence Brannon
Mary Adams ... Kate Brannon
Marianna Hill ... Laurie Reagan


Mike Brannon is a tough cop but his two blocks of Chicago are among the safest there are. He has a tendency to be rough with hoodlums and when he beats up one of Tony Lamberto's boys he finds himself on indefinite suspension. Fed up with his corrupt superiors, he decides the time has come for him to make some money so he enlists his four brothers in a plot to kidnap Lamberto and hold him for $150,000 ransom. Unbeknown to anyone, Lamberto had recently approached Eliot Ness with a proposition: he would be prepared to roll up his entire operation and retire if the District Attorney would ensure no jail time from his upcoming trial on tax evasion. Soon, both Lamberto's associates and Ness are looking for him with the Brannon brothers in the middle. Written by garykmcd

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4 December 1962 (USA) See more »

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24 March 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode is directed by Ida Lupino, an excellent actress who earned a real name for herself as a director..particular with inexpensive, gritty films and TV shows. It also stars Lee of the better guest villains on the show. It also features Frank DeKova...another excellent villain.

When the show begins, Officer Mike Bannon (Marvin) is being suspended from the police force for, again, using excessive force. Bannon seems irritated that the force just doesn't see it his way and obviously he's learned nothing from this. So what's he going to do on his off time? Strike out at organized crime AND make a fortune. Bannon's plan is to, with his brothers' help, kidnap a mobster, Tony Lomberto (Frank DeKova) and hold him ransom! Now THAT'S creative police work!!! Other than being 100% illegal, the other problem is that Bannon doesn't know that Lomberto has agreed to close up his business and, believe it or not, go straight!

The episode (with a couple exceptions mentioned below) was good and exciting. Of course, any episode with DeKova and Marvin is worth seeing. HOWEVER, this episode features one of the dumbest clichés that you often see in crime shows. After Ness and his men find what they think is drugs, Ness opens the package and tastes it to see! I think even in the 1930s they had ways to test it that were a bit safer than that!! What if the white power had been drain cleaner or rat poison?!?! And, are they saying Ness is a junkie and he really needed a quick fix?! Also, at the end when the hoods attack Bannon and his brothers, why do the brother EACH just stand there and do if waiting to be shot?!?! Both are very sloppy. I've got to knock a few points off for these things and think this one earns a lower than usual 6.

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