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Eliot Ness and The untouchables : the historical reality and the film and television depictions

Author: Kenneth Tucker
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eliot Ness the man has been transformed into a mythic figure by the films and television programs that depict the war he and his "Untouchables" waged against Al Capone and the mobsters of Prohibition era Chicago. Ness is depicted as resourceful, courageous, and determined to fight evil." "The real Ness is an enigma and the men with whom he worked are little known. This book brings together careful historical  Read more...
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Named Person: Eliot Ness; Eliot Ness; Eliot Ness
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Tucker
ISBN: 0786407727 9780786407729
OCLC Number: 43757637
Description: v, 202 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Real Eliot Ness --
The Real Al Capone and Frank Nitti --
The Untouchables--The TV Movie --
The Classic Television Series --
Original Series Episode Guide --
The Untouchables--The 1987 Movie --
The Return of Eliot Ness --
The Untouchables--The Series Redux --
The Untouchables--Episode Guide --
The Need for a Hero.
Responsibility: by Kenneth Tucker.

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This analysis of Ness the person and Ness the myth brings together historical analysis and critiques of the many films and TV programmes devoted to interpreting his life and war with Al Capone. Two  Read more...

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