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    The Lawless Years

    Season 2 1959

    • 1959-10-01T04:00:00Z on NBC
    • 25 mins
    • 3 hours, 20 mins
    • United States
    • English
    • Drama, Crime

    Barney Ruditsky is a New York City police officer in the Roaring '20s who fights organized crime. The show was loosely based on the real life Rudisky who was a New York police officer during the period.

    9 episodes

    2x01 The Al Brown Story

    • Season Premiere

      1959-10-01T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

    When a young hoodlum named Al Brown destroys a blind man's shop it puts Ruditsky on his trail. But it will be under another name in another city that Brown becomes notorious.

    2x02 The Big Greeny Story

    • 1959-10-08T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

    When the trail of a murdered garment factor owner leads back to the notorious Lepke Buchalter he sends the htman responsible, Big Greeny, to stay in Los Angeles under the auspices of the equally notorious Bugsy Siegal.

    2x03 The Art Harris Story

    • 1959-10-15T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

    Ruditsky goes after Art Harris, a racketeer who's muscled his way into the political scene in order to protect his organized crime interests.

    2x04 The Billy Boy 'Rockabye' Creel Story

    • 1959-11-05T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

    Mob boss Bobo Konig puts a bounty of $50,000 on psychotic gunman Billy Boy Creel who immediately goes underground. Ruditsky then tries to find Billy Boy before Konig's killers do.

    2x05 The Big Man

    • 1959-11-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

    Gangster Louis Otto was once a childhood friend of Ruditsky's. Now he's wanted for the murder of an underling.

    2x06 The Joe Angelo Story

    • 1959-11-19T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

    A former union trucker who now owns a candy store is pressured by the Mob to leave New York City because he knows too much about their past labor racketeering activities. When he refuses to leave the city, the Mob bumps him off. The man's crippled son is the only witness to his father's killing.

    2x07 The Billy Grimes Story

    • 1959-12-03T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

    Shortly after busting up a numbers racket, Ruditsky finds himself the target of a person or persons unknown.

    2x08 The Sonny Rosen Story

    • 1959-12-17T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

    The Mob kidnaps the son of a millionaire and holds him for a ransom of $100,000. Or did they?

    2x09 The Pantera Story

    • no air date — 25 mins

    The Prantera Story Barney Ruditsky is a New York City police in the Roaring 20s who fights organized crime.

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