The Untouchables (1959–1963)
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The Waxey Gordon Story 

Waxey Gordon is known as the beer baron of New York and he decides that the time has come to expand his territory. He sets his sights on the New Jersey side of the river and successfully ... See full summary »


John Peyser


Oscar Fraley (book), Joseph Petracca


Episode cast overview:
Robert Stack ... Eliot Ness
Frank DeKova ... Bugs Donovan (as Frank De Kova)
Nehemiah Persoff ... Waxey Gordon
Paul Picerni ... Lee Hobson
Abel Fernandez ... William Youngfellow
Nicholas Georgiade ... Enrico Rossi
Steve London ... Jack Rossman
Lisabeth Hush Lisabeth Hush ... Elaine Warren (as Lizabeth Hush)
Terry Huntingdon Terry Huntingdon ... Flo Ingalls
Edgar Stehli Edgar Stehli ... Mr. Ainslee
Walter Reed ... Orville Watson
Terry Becker ... Higgins (as Adam Becker)
Walter Winchell ... Narrator (voice)




Waxey Gordon is known as the beer baron of New York and he decides that the time has come to expand his territory. He sets his sights on the New Jersey side of the river and successfully eliminates his three competitors there, including mobster Bugs Donovan. Ness and his men are trying to bring Waxey down and are sure they have located his warehouse but every time they raid the place, the building is completely empty. When they do finally figure out how he is moving his beer, they plan a little surprise for him with the help of the Elizabeth, New Jersey Fire Department. Written by garykmcd

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Walter Winchell narrates, after the brewery truck finally arrives at the fruit and vegetable warehouse and gets loaded with the beer, "Two hours later, just as the sun was going down, the brewery truck had transferred its cargo of beer to the other truck. Now the driver was ready to return to the brewery," and the truck pulls away from the dock. The shadow of the truck would have the sun nearly directly overhead - certainly several hours before "sun going down". See more »


The Thrill is Gone
Performed by Lisabeth Hush
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown
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Fascinating Blend of History and Fiction - Tracking Onliine Bios While I Watch
14 September 2018 | by mbanakSee all my reviews

I am drilling down through a set of DVDs on this series, and I am cherry-picking the ones with the highest ratings. This fine episode provides the rough contours of Waxey Gordon's smelly career. That's all you get in this series, and that's all you need. Start with a loose construction like that, and throw-in the Untouchables for dramatic effect. Then stir in some dandy dialogue and personal grudges, and you got a great episode on your hands. The perpetual double-crossing of the low-lifes happily keeps you guessing. The plot accurately connects Waxey to both New York and New Jersey. Liquor trafficking is correct. But lots of dramatic license prevails., including a very clever maneuver at the end, on the part of Ness. Walter Winchell's piercing narration accurately gives you the exact date of Waxey's Death ... an event far beyond the scope of the episode, but nicely punctuating a well-told story. Enjoy!

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10 November 1960 (USA) See more »

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