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The Lawless Years is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from April 16 1959, to September 22, 1961. The series is the first of its kind set set during the Roaring 20s, having predated ABC's far more successful The Untouchables by six months. The series stars James Gregory and Robert Karnes.

Series Cast

  1. Robert Karnes as Max Fields

    Robert Karnes

    Max Fields

    48 Episodes

  2. James Gregory as Barney Ruditsky

    James Gregory

    Barney Ruditsky

    48 Episodes

  3. John Vivyan as

    John Vivyan

    9 Episodes

  4. Carol Eve Rossen as

    Carol Eve Rossen

    8 Episodes

  5. Paul Richards as

    Paul Richards

    6 Episodes

  6. Naomi Stevens as

    Naomi Stevens

    5 Episodes

  7. Milton Frome as

    Milton Frome

    5 Episodes

  8. Dick Wilson as

    Dick Wilson

    4 Episodes

  9. Harry Dean Stanton as

    Harry Dean Stanton

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1961 • 20 Episodes

Season 3 of The Lawless Years premiered on May 12, 1961.

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(3x20, September 22, 1961) Season Finale

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The Lawless Years


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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