"The Untouchables" chronicles the campaign of Eliot Ness (Robert Stack), the young U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent determined to smash the beer and booze empire of Al Capone in 1920s Chicago.

The Untouchables - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1959-10-15

The Untouchables - Untouchables (law enforcement) - Netflix

The Untouchables were a group of nine U.S. federal law-enforcement agents led by Eliot Ness, who, from 1929 to 1931, worked to end Al Capone's illegal activities by aggressively enforcing Prohibition laws against Capone and his organization. In their conduct, they became legendary for being fearless and incorruptible, earning the nickname “The Untouchables”. Due to its significant success and enduring legacy, the unit has subsequently had a significant impact on the techniques and methods of modern organized-crime-based law enforcement units.

The Untouchables - Initial members - Netflix

The initial nine, aside from Ness himself, were: William Gardner, Native American member of the squad, an expert at undercover work, former athlete, former soldier, and lawyer; he was the oldest member, at age 50. Lyle Chapman, a former Colgate University football player, tactician, and investigator. Barney Cloonan, a muscular Irish agent known for his strength. Martin J. Lahart, another muscular Irish boxer and sports enthusiast. Thomas J. Friel, a former Pennsylvania state trooper. Mike King, a deceptively ordinary looking analyst and tactician. Joseph Dickenson Leeson, an expert driver with the specialty of tailing. Paul W. Robsky, a short and unobtrusive wire-tapping expert. (He later collaborated with Oscar Fraley, as Ness had on The Untouchables before him, on The Last Of The Untouchables, a companion book to Ness's own chronicles.) Samuel M. Seager, a former Sing Sing death row Corrections Officer.

The Untouchables - References - Netflix