The Untouchables

Season 1 Episode 11

You Can't Pick The Number

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Dec 24, 1959 on ABC
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You Can't Pick The Number
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In the depths of the Great Depression, marked by unemployment and poverty, Eliot Ness tries to put a stop to the numbers rackets that the mob so efficiently market to the public as easy money, even if the only ones getting rich are the crooks.

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  • Pretty good episode

    7.5
    Jerry Paris gave his best performance of the series as Martin Flaherty in this episode. It's a shame Paris left the series in mid-season. I know most purists will disagree with me here but I thought Paris was the best of the three sidekicks to Robert Stack's Eliot Ness in the series. Jovial and easy going Martin Flaherty provided a nice counterbalance to the grim and somber Eliot Ness. We didn't always get this counterbalance from Flaherty's successors, Cam Allison and Lee Hobson.



    The episode itself is pretty good with nice performances from Jay C. Flippen and Darryl Hickman as the father/son numbers bankers who discover where they really stand in the underworld hierarchy when one of their collectors is murdered for refusing to pay off. The final scene is also a classic.moreless
Robert Stack

Robert Stack

Eliot Ness

Jerry Paris

Jerry Paris

Agent Martin Flaherty

Abel Fernandez

Abel Fernandez

Agent William Youngfellow

Nicholas Georgiade

Nicholas Georgiade

Agent Enrico Rossi

Steve London

Steve London

Agent Jack Rossman

Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell

Narrator

Darryl Hickman

Darryl Hickman

Phil Morrisey

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Jay C. Flippen

Jay C. Flippen

Al Morrisey

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Whit Bissell

Whit Bissell

Pat Danning

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Chuck Hicks

Chuck Hicks

LaMarr Kane

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