The Untouchables

Season 2 Episode 4

The Waxey Gordon Story

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Nov 10, 1960 on ABC
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The Waxey Gordon Story
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Mob boss Waxey Gordon is waging a gang war to eliminate rival gangsters for control of the New Jersey beer market, which brings Ness and his agents into what could turn to bloodshed in the streets if it's not stopped.

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  • Great finale makes up for the deficiencies somewhat.

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    Nehemiah Persoff played his second real life mobster of the series in Waxey Gordon (real name-Irving Wexler) after appearing as Jake Guzik in Season One's The Empty Chair. Persoff is over the top at times here but for the most part it works for the character. Frank DeKova also does well in a brief appearance as a doomed rival of Waxey.



    This one is pretty average throughout but is partially redeemed at the end in a blazing shootout in brewery between the Untouchables and Waxey's men. For a minute there I thought I was watching an episode of Batman the way Ness and the boys came charging into that brewery.



    Incidentally, there is one glaring historical inaccuracy about the character of Waxey Gordon. Instead of the womanizer he's portrayed to be in the episode he was in reality a devoted family man who did his best to shield his family from his criminal activities. Gordon's oldest son, Steve, was an honor student at the University of North Carolina who died in a car crash while traveling north to attend his father's trial for income tax evasion.moreless

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