This 1959-1961 police series starred James Gregory in an authentic, action-packed re-creation of the incredible exploits of New York City Police Detective Sergeant Barney Ruditsky. In command of the famed "New York Gangster Squad," he made over 5,000 arrests, taking into custody virtually every prominent criminal operating in and around the city, including Mafia member Lucky Silva, Dutch Schultz, Legs Diamond and Louis "Lepke" Buchalter.
"The Lawless Year"s is more than a cops-and-robbers television series. It is a meticulously precise record of the people and events during an unparalleled time in American history. Adding to the realism is an original soundtrack featuring the pulsing, nostalgic rhythms of the Jazz Age. This authentic docu-drama series was written and directed by WW II combat cameraman, Allen H. Miner. Allen's list of television credits included "Naked City," "Route 66," "Dr. Kildare," "Perry Mason," "Wagon Train" and "The Untouchables."
Features guest stars including Vic Morrow, Clu Gulager, Robert Fuller, Burt Reynolds, John Vivyan, Tige Andrews, Robert Strauss, Jack Weston, John Beradino, Harry Dean Stanton, Martin Landau and Warren Oates.