The Untouchables

Season 2 Episode 9

The Larry Fay Story

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Dec 15, 1960 on ABC
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The Larry Fay Story
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Ness and his team of agents travel to New York where mobster Larry Fay has taken over the milk business, jacking up the cost two cents per quart, and blowing up any establishment that doesn't want to pay his price.

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  • Ness takes on another New York baddie.

    8.0
    Eliot Ness and the Untouchables took on their third New York mobster in Season Two. Larry Fay followed Legs Diamond and Waxey Gordon and this episode is better than the previous two even though the accent is more on storyline and character than action and violence. There's still enough of the latter to keep the viewer satisfied if action and violence is what he/she craves when watching The Untouchables.



    Sam Levene is fine as the oily lead villain, Larry Fay, and June Havoc steals the episode as Fay's mistress, nightclub singer Sally Kansas. Sally Kansas is based upon a real life nightclub singer of that era named Texas Guinan. Guinan was partners with the real life Fay in a New York nightclub for a time during the 1920's. Also be sure to take note of Larry Gates' performance as milk company executive Carl Arnold who's actually more cold-blooded than lead villain Fay. Arnold casually informs Fay of the treachery of Tommy Kansas willingly lures his friend, Fred Stegler, aboard a yacht where he's to be the target of a murder plot.



    A few historical notes in case anyone is interested. The real life Fay actually beat the rap for price fixing in the milk industry upon which this episode is based. He was never executed either. Larry Fay was murdered on the night of January 1, 1933 by a disgruntled employee of his nightclub whose working hours Fay had recently cut. According to legend, Larry Fay had only three thin dimes in his pocket. He'd fallen a long way from his heyday in the Roaring Twenties.moreless
Sam Levene

Sam Levene

Larry Fay

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Larry Gates

Larry Gates

Carl D. Arnold

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Robert Emhardt

Robert Emhardt

Fred Stegler

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