Alan Armer: (describing Walter Winchell as narrator of "The Untouchables") He gave the viewers the feeling that The Untouchables was "Honest to God" real. Now, most people today (especially younger people) don't remember who Walter Winchell is, but at that time he had a nationwide radio show, and he was a syndicated newspaper columnist. His voice and his name were recognized all over the country. And that voice, and that manner, gave The Untouchables a feeling of legitimacy. He gave it the smell of reality.