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Praised for its quality and famous for its drama, The Untouchables television show (1959-1963) roared like the decade it portrayed in grand, theatrical style. A controversial and Emmy award-winning series centered around the battle of Eliot Ness (Robert Stack) against largely fictionalized Depression-era criminals, its legacy in film and television has been felt from Hollywood to the halls of Congress. In recognition of the program's 60th Anniversary, The Untouchables Retrospective is a detailed and nostalgic account of American television's finest film noir hosted by filmmaker and Untouchables historian Kelly Lynch and will explore the production of all four seasons of the show, celebrate its most outstanding hours, document the cultural and artistic impact of its true and fictional stories and release a previously a 400-page unpublished chronicle of the series. Learn more at https://theuntouchablespodcast.com

The Untouchables TV Show Retrospective Kelly Lynch

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Praised for its quality and famous for its drama, The Untouchables television show (1959-1963) roared like the decade it portrayed in grand, theatrical style. A controversial and Emmy award-winning series centered around the battle of Eliot Ness (Robert Stack) against largely fictionalized Depression-era criminals, its legacy in film and television has been felt from Hollywood to the halls of Congress. In recognition of the program's 60th Anniversary, The Untouchables Retrospective is a detailed and nostalgic account of American television's finest film noir hosted by filmmaker and Untouchables historian Kelly Lynch and will explore the production of all four seasons of the show, celebrate its most outstanding hours, document the cultural and artistic impact of its true and fictional stories and release a previously a 400-page unpublished chronicle of the series. Learn more at https://theuntouchablespodcast.com

    Intro: The Untouchables TV Show Retrospective

    Intro: The Untouchables TV Show Retrospective

    On October 15th, 1959, ABC Television and Desilu Productions unveiled "a new kind of series" called The Untouchables and rocked American audiences out of their suburban living rooms and into Chicago's Prohibition streets with the battle of Eliot Ness and his incorruptible agents against the criminal forces of Al Capone.

    Praised for its quality and famous for its drama, The Untouchables (1959-1963) roared like the decade it portrayed in grand, theatrical style. A controversial and Emmy award-winning series, its legacy in film and television has been felt from Hollywood to the halls of Congress and has impacted everything from The Simpsons to The Sopranos.

    In recognition of the program's 60th Anniversary in 2019, The Untouchables Retrospective is a detailed and nostalgic account of American television's finest film noir hosted by filmmaker and Untouchables historian Kelly Lynch which will explore the production of all four seasons of the show, celebrate its most outstanding hours and document the cultural and artistic impact of its true and fictional stories.

    Learn more at https://theuntouchablespodcast.com.

    • 10 min
    Chapter 1: Desiluland - How Desi Arnaz Saved Desilu Productions

    Chapter 1: Desiluland - How Desi Arnaz Saved Desilu Productions

    Against mounting financial pressure, television producer Desi Arnaz gambles on a Prohibition-era cops-and-robbers drama for his struggling Desilu Playhouse program. After facing down Al Capone's son, he gathers a talented assortment of Hollywood creatives to produce The Untouchables, but with principal photography only hours away, Arnaz still has yet to secure an actor for the role of Eliot Ness.

    Learn more about the making of The Untouchables and explore our episode reviews and breakdowns at theuntouchablespodcast.com as we celebrate the program's cultural impact and its 60th Anniversary.

    • 22 min

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