Home Television Drama Lawless Years, The

Lawless Years, The

1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 1 (USA)
47 x 30 minute episodes

This mid-season replacement show featured tough but honest New York City cop Barney Ruditsky (James Gregory) who worked for the Gangster Squad fighting organised crime during the Roaring Twenties. The synopsis sounds familiar, but the series predated The Untouchables by six months.

Stories were based on the memoirs of the real-life Ruditsky, a former gangster squad detective who acted as a technical adviser on the show.

Barney Ruditsky
James Gregory
Max Fields
Robert Karnes