The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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Three Thousand Suspects 

Just as a prisoner is about to turn stool pigeon, he is shot by someone on the inside. So Ness transfers a con from another prison to find the killer.


John Peyser


Eliot Ness (book), Oscar Fraley (book) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
Bruce Gordon ... Frank Nitti
Mary Sinclair Mary Sinclair ... Mrs. Tom Sebring
Bert Freed ... Gus Caserta
Leslie Nielsen ... Tom Sebring
Walter Winchell ... Narrator (voice)
Anthony George ... Cam Allison Jr.
Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
Abel Fernandez ... William Youngfellow
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Nick Segal
James Flavin ... Warden G. N. Rinehardt
Ned Glass ... Ed Keiffer
Dan Seymour ... Sam Argus
Howard Storm ... Phil Thorne (as Howie Storm)
Francis De Sales ... Capt. Troy


When Nick Segal's parole is turned, racketeer Nick Segal decides to get back at his partner Sam Argus who was supposed to make the parole went through smoothly. In Chicago, the two of them ran a gambling empire that generated profits of $1 million a month. When word gets out that Segal has asked to see Eliot Ness, he is killed by another inmate and as the Warden says, that leaves them with 3,000 suspects. Ness decides to recruit Tom Sebring, a prison inmate who still has six years on his sentence, with the promise of early parole if he helps them find Segal's killer. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

24 March 1960 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Stock footage showing 1950's era New York City Subway trains are used while the story takes place in the 1930's. See more »

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Leslie Nielsen as stool pigeon
30 September 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The long arm of the syndicate reaches into Leavenworth Federal Prison and following it the long arm of The Untouchables by proxy. When two attempts are made on the life of Peter Leeds, a prisoner in Leavenworth from the Chicago rackets, Eliot Ness is sent for by Leeds. Sad to say that the second attempt on Leeds proved successful.

To find out what happened Robert Stack makes a deal with Leslie Nielsen who was serving a smuggling rap in another penitentiary. Nielsen goes in undercover to find out who killed Leeds and why.

With Stack and his squad working the outside the whole story is revealed. And Bruce Gordon as Frank Nitti ties up some loose ends from his perspective.

Nielsen as the convict who's being manipulated into being a federal stool pigeon dominates this Untouchables episode. He's the main reason for seeing this story.

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