90-Proof Dame – Episode Review

By Episode Review, Season 2


Airdates: June 8th, 1961, April 12th, 1962, March 19th, 1963
Written by Harry Kronman
Directed by Walter E. Grauman
Produced by Alan Armer
Director of Photography Charles Straumer
Special Guest Star Steve Cochran
Co-starring Joanna Barnes, Steven Geray
Featuring Warren Stevens, Harry Dean Stanton, Gilbert Green, Norman Burton

”April 1932. Chicago ruled by its underworld czars. One of the strongest: Nate Kestor, former henchman of Capone and still a very big noise with the mob. He maintained a pretense of legality by owning and running the Odeon Burlesque. Kestor’s shows were notoriously underdressed. His girls wore just enough to cover his real operation.” Read More

The Nick Acropolis Story – Episode Review

By Episode Review, Season 2


Airdate: June 1st, 1961
Written by Curtis Kenyon and John Mantley
Directed by Don Medford
Produced by Lloyd Richards
Director of Photography Charles Straumer
Special Guest Star Lee Marvin.
Co-starring Bruce Gordon, Constance Ford,
Johnny Seven.
Featuring Carl Milletaire, Leonard Stone, Michael Granger, Lindsay Workman, Arthur Kendall.

“In the late summer of 1931, while the Capone organization reaped a golden harvest through the sale of illegal beer and booze in a hundred Chicago speakeasies, an obscure bookmaker, whose headquarters was a small flower shop on the west side of the city, was quietly developing into a new underworld titan. In eighteen months, he had organized the bookmakers of Illinois and half a dozen surrounding states, into a mammoth combine, which brought him a gross business of over $2 million a month. It also brought his interstate organization into the jurisdiction of Eliot Ness and the Untouchables. By the end of August, in an attempt to discover the identity of this new underworld power, Eliot Ness had two of the largest bookmaking parlors under surveillance, and Ness succeeded in tapping the phone lines of a third.”
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