Charlie is the special guest in this 1962 episode of the classic crime series. He plays gangster Janos Colescuo, who revives an old tradition of posting someone's name on a local tree who is about to die. Thus begins a reign of terror for a local gypsy family. By the end of the episode Elliot Ness has posted Charlie's name on the tree.
The role is a departure for Charlie as he plays a fancy-dressing, refined hood. He's still plenty violent though as the episode's climax attests to. A nice character part.