“The Untouchables – 1959 – TV Series – ABC” 

10 Jul

Genre Crime drama

Starring Robert Stack

Abel Fernandez

Nicholas Georgiade

Paul Picerni

Steve London

Bruce Gordon

Neville Brand

Narrated by Walter Winchell

Theme music composer Nelson Riddle

Composer(s) Bill Loose

Jack Cookerly

Nelson Riddle

Country of origin United States

Original language(s) English

No. of seasons 4

No. of episodes 118 & two-part pilot (list of episodes)


Executive producer(s) Alan A. Armer

Desi Arnaz

Leonard Freeman

Quinn Martin

Jerry Thorpe

Producer(s) Alan A. Armer

Alvin Cooperman

Walter Grauman

Bert Granet

Paul Harrison

Herman Hoffman

Sidney Marshall

Vincent McEveety

Del Reisman

Norman Retchin

Lloyd Richards

Stuart Rosenberg

Charles Russell

Josef Shaftel

Cinematography Robert B. Hauser

Glen MacWilliams

Charles Straumer

Camera setup Single-camera

Running time 50 minutes

Production company(s) Desilu Productions

Langford Productions

Distributor Desilu Sales (until 1967)

Paramount Domestic Television (1967–2006)

CBS Paramount Domestic Television (2006–2007)

CBS Television Distribution (2007– )


Original network ABC

Picture format Black-and-white

Audio format Monaural

Original release October 15, 1959 – May 21, 1963

The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness’ experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character, and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables. The book was later made into a film in 1987 (also called The Untouchables) by Brian De Palma, with a script by David Mamet, and a second, less-successful TV series in 1993.

A powerful, dynamic, hard-hitting action drama, and a landmark crime series,[1] The Untouchables won series star Robert Stack an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1960.[2]

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5 responses to “ “The Untouchables – 1959 – TV Series – ABC” 

  1. Anna Cottage

    February 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I tried to see as many as I could, but my older sister had control of the tv, if she knew I wanted to see the programme she would turn it over.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    February 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Yes, back then, there was always one of those siblings…. ha ha ha!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Anna Cottage

    February 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    You are not kidding, I am still stuck with her in my house.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. America On Coffee

    February 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Ha ha ha ha!


  5. seekntruth

    May 8, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Watched it many times as a kid in the early70’s, in reruns of course….



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