The Real Untouchables

This three part series recounts the extraordinary story of law enforcement during the prohibition era and its legacy.


Between the World Wars America faced its own war – a war on crime. Prohibition engulfed America in violence and corruption. Gangsters believed they were Untouchable – beyond the reach of the law. But a new breed of lawman showed how to fight back. They were The Real Untouchables: Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey. This ground-breaking series weaves beautifully shot drama sequences, rare archive footage and exclusive testimony to tell the real stories of the men who kept the American dream alive.

Episode titles: Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey.


3 x 50 mins


Crime, History / Current Affairs, Series


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