The Untouchables

Season 2 Episode 22

Murder Under Glass

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Mar 23, 1961 on ABC
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Murder Under Glass
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As the end of Prohibition looms on the horizon, the Mafia shifts toward the sale of narcotics, with Eliot Ness flying to New Orleans where a major deal is about to take place.

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  • A Very High Scum Quotient

    9.0
    Unlike many Season Two episodes where Frank Nitti appears for only a scene or two he's in this one for the duration in the tale about hijacked shipments of heroin. You also have the introduction of Carl Milletaire as Nitti's legendary triggerman, Pete Konitz. Konitz was called Nick Tomassi in his previous Untouchables appearance on The Purple Gang. See my review of The Purple Gang for an explanation as to the name change regarding Milletaire's character.



    Very good episode here with perhaps the highest scum quotient of the series. You have ruthless Nitti, nasty Konitz, arrogant Emile Bouchard, and shifty Gil Haller. The twists and double-crosses are many in this one so sit back and enjoy Mardi Gras Untouchables style.moreless
Dennis Patrick

Dennis Patrick

Gil Haller

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Paul Birch

Paul Birch

Lt. Willard

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Craig Duncan

Craig Duncan

Gordo

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Bruce Gordon

Bruce Gordon

Frank Nitti

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    • Actor Eugene Iglesias is credited in this episode as Mendez, a boat captain who is murdered by Gil Haller, only his character does not appear on screen.

    • This episode was originally entitled Bird Under Glass.

    • Robert Stack, in his autobiography Straight Shooting, had this to say about director Walter Grauman [pages 264-265 in the paperback version]: We once had a Mardi Gras sequence in which Wally promised us a whole carnival on our small sound stage. First, he helped himself to a collection of masks and costumes and props from another set on the Desilu lot. (We never learned if the producers of that other show knew that they were making a contribution to The Untouchables.) Then he instructed the extras to march through and around the stage, constantly changing masks and costumes off-camera. Soon he had twenty extras looking like two hundred. Plays like this gave us the reputation of being the best-produced show on television.

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