Showcases the crime fighting careers of Eliot Ness
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 12/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Real Untouchables presents three outstanding productions showcasing the crime fighting careers of Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis, and Thomas E. Dewey. Ably narrated by James Woods, and blending historical photos and newsreel clips, with commentaries by historians and family members, here are the authentic biographies of unusual men who rose to the occasion and fought against crime during the lawless years of Prohibition. Eliot Ness is best known for the fictional television series based on his "autobiography", a memoir that had a great deal of embellishment. He was a most remarkable man who was incorruptible and fearless in the face of Al Capone and Chicago's organized crime syndicates. Melvin Purvis was an FBI agent who tracked down some of the most notorious bank robber gangs to plague the Midwest. Thomas E. Dewey took on Lucky Luciano and the New York mafia families. The DVD format provides wide screen presentation, character profiles, production notes, chapter selection, as well as cast and crew profiles. The Real Untouchables is a very highly recommended addition to personal, school, and community library DVD collections."