Sunday, September 06, 2009

Robert Stack Is Eliot Ness...

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"The Untouchables" is the classic crime TV series that ran from 1959 to 1963 on ABC, based on the novel by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, following the adventures of Ness, the Prohibition agent, who fought gangsters in 1930's Chicago with the help of a special team of agents nicknamed the 'Untouchables'.
The mostly violent stories revolved around Ness' enmity with the criminal empire of Chicago mob boss 'Al Capone', starring actor Robert Stack as Ness and Bruce Gordon as 'Frank Nitti'.

Desilu produced 118 episodes, introduced by radio newsman Walter Winchell, featuring memorable opening theme music by Nelson Riddle.

Notable guest-stars included actors Jack Lord, Lee Marvin, James Caan, Mike Connors, Martin Balsam, Peter Falk, Telly Savalas, Lee Van Cleef, Charles Bronson, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York.