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October 1932, Chicago.  With Capone in the slammer, other bosses are biting off chunks of Capone's empire.  One boss is Frankie Gruder, head of a group that is the forerunner of Murder, Inc.; Gruder wants control of all the Canadian imports and exports.  Gruder and his boys go to a warehouse, Gruder shoots a longshoreman.  Ness and his men show up and start blasting.  There's a shoot-out.  Gruder manages to escape. Another gangster is using a different approach: Julius Vernon, the bookkeeper, is trying to beat the stock market; he keeps long hours, working well after midnight.  Around 1 a.m., Vernon gets a surprise visit from Gruder; since Vernon owes him one for a hit Gruder did 4 years ago, Vernon gives him 10-grand for on-the-lam money.  Then Vernon goes to Janos ""Willie"" Willinski; he's a fixer, a contact man.  His office hours are 12 midnight till 3 a.m.; his ""office"" is a table in an all-night diner.  Willinski fixes an arsonist up with a 5-grand torch job, for $500.  Vernon's tu

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  • Originally Aired January 11, 1962
  • Runtime 50 minutes
  • Network ABC (US)
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Created February 13, 2020 by
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Name Type Role
David P. Harmon Writer
Herschel Bernardi Guest Star
Frank Cady Guest Star
Don Gordon Guest Star
Jon Lormer Guest Star
Cliff Carnell Guest Star
Robert Emhardt Guest Star
Charlie Picerni Guest Star
Sailor Vincent Guest Star
Herbie Faye Guest Star
Jay C. Flippen Guest Star
Robert Bice Guest Star
Bernard L. Kowalski Director