The Untouchables

Season 2 Episode 20

The Antidote

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Mar 09, 1961 on ABC
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Chemists working for the top crime boss try to find a way of re-naturing the legal de-natured alcohol that the government chemists say is unusable for booze. Ness and his team track the legal stuff hoping to find the source of the illegal and now expensive booze.

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  • Great episode

    9.5
    Great villain in this episode. And I love the ending.
  • Dr. No, Frank Nitti, and Kojak all in one episode.

    9.5
    Here we have another great Untouchables episode featuring one of the series most memorable villains--crippled renegade chemist Russell Shield, expertly played by future James Bond villain Joseph Wiseman. Throw in Frank Nitti as his most ruthless and Telly Savalas at his nastiest and it makes for a grand romp. You even get Gale Robbins singing the classic tune, "Mean to Me." What more could anyone want from an Untouchables episode?
Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas

Wally Baltzer

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Gale Robbins

Gale Robbins

Lorna Willis

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Jeff Corey

Jeff Corey

Max Frimmel

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Bruce Gordon

Bruce Gordon

Frank Nitti

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Jason Wingreen

Jason Wingreen

Capt. Dorset

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    • Robert Stack wrote in his biography Straight Shooting [page 259 of the paperback edition] that Joseph Wiseman was a fine actor, but trained to work on the New York stage with props; he was not accustomed to real Hollywood sets. In a 1960 Untouchables episode, he was supposed to take an axe and smash up a brewery. He hit a real pipe, the axe ricocheted off the metal, and cut through his Achilles tendon. "I never felt so sorry for anyone in my life," Robert commented. They wrote a part for Joseph as a crippled, renegade chemist a few weeks later in The Antidote which Robert noted "was one of our half-dozen top shows."

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