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The Untouchables

Season 3 Episode 25

The Contract

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM May 31, 1962 on ABC
8.2
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Three months of intensive investigation is paying off for Eliot Ness and The Untouchables as they have "Smiley" Barris cornered in an upper floor of an Eastside tenement. Barris is apprehended but before he can talk, a sniper's bullet takes him out, leaving Ness with a busted investigation and back at square one.

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  • When you dig a hole, you really dig it deep.

    8.0
    I give The Contract higher marks than many. I'm not sure why it isn't ranked higher. I guess a lot don't like its grim and unsatisfying ending but they need to remember that the Untouchables' world was itself grim and unsatisfying. Things did not always turn out for the best and good people sometimes died as is the case in this episode with Jeanne Lauder and the trying to reform Johnny Templar.



    Frank Sutton once again provides a brilliant guest performance as Smiley Barris, a hoodlum hiding from both the law and a hit man sent after him by New York rackets boss Joe Kulak. Harry Guardino gives his best performance out of three appearances as Johnny Templar, a New York mobster based partially on Bugsy Siegal, who's trying to quit the rackets and go straight but gets dragged back in because of his friend Smiley's predicament. Then finally you have John Larkin as hit man Ray Quist who's as nasty a villain as you'll find. All in all, I enjoyed this one even if some others didn't.moreless
Frank Sutton

Frank Sutton

"Smiley" Barris

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Gloria Talbott

Gloria Talbott

Jeanne Lauder

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John Larkin

John Larkin

Ray Quist

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Oscar Beregi

Oscar Beregi

Joe Kulak

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