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The Untouchables

The Purple Gang (Season 2, Episode 7)
TV Episode | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The Purple Gang, led by Eddie Fletcher, specialize in small-time kidnapping focusing on minor mobster that can fetch them a few thousand dollars in a short period of time. They may have bitten off than they can chew when they grab Jan ...See moreThe Purple Gang, led by Eddie Fletcher, specialize in small-time kidnapping focusing on minor mobster that can fetch them a few thousand dollars in a short period of time. They may have bitten off than they can chew when they grab Jan Tornek. He is ostensibly an antique shop owner in business with his brother-in-law Eric Vajda. In fact, he's a messenger for the Capone mob, regularly collecting shipments of narcotics. Ness had been observing Tornek for some time and when he misses picking up a drug delivery, he's soon on to Mrs. Tornek who has already received the ransom demand. She works with Ness but Fletcher is soon on to them and they nab her brother, Eric Vajda. The case gets complicated when Capone's top enforcer, Frank Nitti, starts to negotiate for Vajda's release. Written by garykmcd See less
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Director
Walter Grauman (as Walter E. Grauman)
Writers
Eliot Ness (book "The Untouchables") | Oscar Fraley (book "The Untouchables") | John Mantley
Cinematographer
Editor
Ben Ray (as Ben H. Ray)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 1, 1960

Release date
Dec 1, 1960 (United States)

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31 cast members
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Robert Stack
Eliot Ness Eliot Ness   See fewer
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Bruce Gordon
Frank Nitti Frank Nitti   See fewer
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Werner Klemperer
Jan Tornek Jan Tornek   See fewer
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Ilka Windish
Marta Tornek Marta Tornek   See fewer
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Steve Cochran
Eddie Fletcher Eddie Fletcher   See fewer
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Paul Picerni
Lee Hobson Lee Hobson   See fewer
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Steven Geray
Eric Vajda Eric Vajda   See fewer
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Paul Lambert
Silkie De Long Silkie De Long   See fewer
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Abel Fernandez
William Youngfellow William Youngfellow   See fewer
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Nicholas Georgiade
Enrico Rossi Enrico Rossi   See fewer
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Steve London
Jack Rossman Jack Rossman   See fewer
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Rayford Barnes
Edward Wiles Edward Wiles   See fewer
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James Flavin
Rocky Garver Rocky Garver   See fewer
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John Zaccaro
Andrews Andrews   See fewer
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Joe Turkel
Loman Loman   See fewer
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Arthur Kendall
Machine Gun Machen Machine Gun Machen   See fewer
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Walter Winchell
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Walter Bacon
Tenant (uncredited) Tenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Benjie Bancroft
Laundry Man (uncredited) Laundry Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adrian Crossett
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Custer
Tenant (uncredited) Tenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan Dowling
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harvey B. Dunn
Apartment Superintendent (uncredited) Apartment Superintendent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Milletaire
Nick Tomassi (uncredited) Nick Tomassi (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Peterson
Shipping Clerk (uncredited) Shipping Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murray Pollack
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Schumacher
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sammy Shack
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan Sheridan
Martin Unger (uncredited) Martin Unger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sally Yarnell
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 55 votes