The Lawless Years (1959-61)

Gangstermania hit TV in 1959 with The Untouchables and this series, also loosely based on a real person. This one has James Gregory playing New York cop Barney Ruditsky. The time:The 20’s.  In one episode, Barney takes on Dutch Schultz (John Dennis). In the final season, the show did a five parter about Louis “Louy” Kassoff. He was played by Paul Richards. Characters that popped up in the episodes include Dutch Schultz and Legs Diamond.

James Gregory will always be remembered as Inspector Luger in “Barney Miller” (1975-82). Paul Richards played psychiatrist Dr. McKinley Thompson in the series “Breaking Point” (1963-64).

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I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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