Eliot Ness and The Untouchables: The Historical Reality and the Film and Television Depictions
The name "Eliot Ness" carries with it images of Chicago gangland speakeasies and shootouts with some of the nation's most notorious criminals. This analysis of Ness the person and Ness the myth brings together careful historical analysis and descriptive critiques of the many films and television programs devoted to interpreting his life and war with Al Capone. Reasons for the popularity of Eliot Ness and his mythic importance are also explored.
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