Barney Ruditsky is a New York City police officer in the Roaring '20s who fights organized crime. The show was loosely based on the real life Rudisky who was a New York police officer ...
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Barney Ruditsky is a New York City police officer in the Roaring '20s who fights organized crime. The show was loosely based on the real life Rudisky who was a New York police officer during the period. Written by
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Although I never saw the show, reading through some of the cast members
names is like watching the credits roll on "The Untouchables". Joseph
Mell, Stanley Adams, Chuck Hicks, Robert Carricart, Bernie Fein, Dick
Wilson, Norman Alden, Herman Rudin, Bartlett Robinson, Dick Bakalyan
and others apparently worked for Desilu while toiling for California
National. Allen H. Miner even directed episodes of both series. In
fact, if I'm reading the notes correctly, Chuck Hicks (who later did
stunts on CHiPS) even played the same character: Agent LaMarr Kane
during TLL season one's "The Billy Boy 'Rockabye' Creel Story". The
Kane character was killed off in "The Untouchables" episode entitled
"The Tri State Gang", along with "Big Bill Phillips" (described to
perfection by Walter Winchell as "a hulking six-foot-four ox of a man")
played by "Skipper" Alan Hale. The one glaring omission is WHICH
network aired "The Lawless Years". For the life of me I simply don't
recall this series, despite the fact it ran three seasons. Of course
that is likely because for me, at that age, "The Untouchables" was
about the only thing that REALLY mattered on the 21" screen of the B&W
Westinghouse console in our living room.
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