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The Untouchables

The Untouchables Dates : 1959 - 1963
118 episodes of 50 min
First broadcasting : 24 janvier 1966
Creator(s) : Quinn Martin
Producer(s) : Quinn Martin - Jerry Thorpe - Vincent McEveety - Del Reisman
Music : Nelson Riddle
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Located in Chicago at the time of prohibition, the series followed the exploits of the special agent of the Treasury Eliot Ness and his small group of agents in their tireless struggle against the members of the underworld.

The very first scene of the first episode, rightly entitled the free chair, sees the famous Al Capone sent to prison. This is where historical reality ends, because in fact the incorruptibles were dissolved after the conviction of Capone.

However, there was a bloody war between Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik and Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti for the control of alcohol traffic in Chicago. The machine guns never spit as much: the criminals were slaughtered in their cars, at the exit of the bars, at the table at the restaurant, the whole minutely described by a burst of journalistic style.

In the midst of all this, there were Ness and his men who gave themselves to heart by smashing the illegal warehouses by means of armored trucks and demolishing the stills with masses. Inevitably, a duel opposed higher criminals in number and the incorruptible. Regardless, the bullets never reached the good ones who always emerged victorious. The shooting finished, Ness contemplated the devastated scene and the many corpses and, without saying a word, rengated its revolver.

The Incorruptibles (The Untouchables) is an American television series which was broadcast between 1959 and 1963. The series was inspired by the team of federal agents led by agent Eliot Ness, who tracked the most famous criminal of the era, Al Capone, in the 1930s.

The incorruptible team was made up of four federal agents: agent Eliot Ness (played by Robert Stack), Agent Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (played by Bruce Gordon), agent William Youngfellow (played by Paul Piccerni) And agent Oscar Wallace (played by Steve London). They were helped by a former criminal, the detective Oscar Davis (played by Nicholas Georgiade).

The series highlighted the efforts of the agents to combat the crime organized in Chicago and was known for its spectacular prosecution scenes and its violent clashes between the incorruptible and the criminals. The episodes were generally based on real events, although certain elements were modified to create a more dramatic story.

The Incorruptibles won several awards, including an Emmy Award for the best dramatic series in 1960. The series was also adapted in film in 1987, in which Kevin Costner played the role of Eliot Ness.


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A second series, entitled The return of the incorruptibles (The Untouchables), in 42 episodes of 44 minutes, was broadcast between January 11, 1993 and May 22, 1994 in syndication. In France, the series was broadcast from 1993 on M6


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