Series three sees Federal agent Eliot Ness and his men continuing the battle against the gangsters and criminals of the prohibition era, facing the familiar problems of stemming the flow of illegal booze and drugs. I'm delighted to see that the high production values and standards of the first two series have been maintained here.
Robert Stack continues with his excellent performance as the quitely spoken and authoritative Eliot Ness, with impressive performances all round from regular cast and guest stars, including Pat Hingle in the episode "The Case Against Eliot Ness", in which Hingle plays a leading Chicago citizen who brings a lawsuit against Ness after being accused of murder. Jack Klugman stars in the story "Loophole" as a crooked attorney, while another episode sees Ness and his men battling the notorious Genna brothers and their bootleg whiskey operation. Once again Walter Winchell provides an occasional documentary-style narrative.
This is another stylish and very entertaining instalment of a great early 1960's US crime drama series, I now eagerly await the release of the fourth and final series. The digitally remastered black and white picture and sound quality are good, no extras. All 28, fifty-minute episodes are spread over seven discs. A brief synopsis of each episode is featured on the inside of the DVD case.
The soundtrack languages are: English, French. The subtitle languages are: English, Dutch, French.
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