The Scarface Mob (1962)

105 mins | Drama | August 1962

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writer:

Paul Monash

Producer:

Quinn Martin

Cinematographer:

Charles Straumer

Production Designers:

Ralph Berger, Frank T. Smith

Production Company:

Desilu Productions
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HISTORY

A theatrical release of Westinghouse-Desilu Playhouse's "The Untouchables," a 2-part television drama registered for copyright 27 Mar, 10 Apr 1959; LP14941, LP14942 and shown 20 Apr and 27 Apr ... More Less

A theatrical release of Westinghouse-Desilu Playhouse's "The Untouchables," a 2-part television drama registered for copyright 27 Mar, 10 Apr 1959; LP14941, LP14942 and shown 20 Apr and 27 Apr 1959. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
SOUND
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
In charge of prod
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Untouchables by Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley (New York, 1957).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Untouchables
Release Date:
August 1962
Duration(in mins):
105
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Eliot Ness is convinced that syndicate graft is buying local police protection when a raid on the headquarters of Al Capone's gang proves unsuccessful. After receiving the support of the district attorney, Ness picks several reliable men from the Treasury Department and sets up a special office in Chicago. The Treasury agents establish the whereabouts of one of Capone's stills, and Capone henchman Frank Nitti offers Ness a bribe to leave it alone; but Ness steps up the raids, and as a result the mob votes to have Ness killed. Ness places an informer in the gang's headquarters and closes six more breweries. Capone, released from jail, returns to declare an all-out war on Ness and his men. He breaks the wire tap, kills the informer, and hires Jimmy Napoli to murder Ness. Soon afterward, the government puts together a tax-evasion case against Capone, and he is sentenced to 11 years in ... +


Eliot Ness is convinced that syndicate graft is buying local police protection when a raid on the headquarters of Al Capone's gang proves unsuccessful. After receiving the support of the district attorney, Ness picks several reliable men from the Treasury Department and sets up a special office in Chicago. The Treasury agents establish the whereabouts of one of Capone's stills, and Capone henchman Frank Nitti offers Ness a bribe to leave it alone; but Ness steps up the raids, and as a result the mob votes to have Ness killed. Ness places an informer in the gang's headquarters and closes six more breweries. Capone, released from jail, returns to declare an all-out war on Ness and his men. He breaks the wire tap, kills the informer, and hires Jimmy Napoli to murder Ness. Soon afterward, the government puts together a tax-evasion case against Capone, and he is sentenced to 11 years in prison. +

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