Warner Archive Collection (series)
Tony Curtis stars as Lepke, head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.
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sku: WAC 612645D
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 1975
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Tony Curtis, Anjanette Comer & Michael Callan|
|Performer:||Mary Wilcox, Warren Berlinger, Milton Berle, Vic Tayback, Gianni Russo, Anjanette Comer & Michael Callan|
|Directed by||Menahem Golan|
|Edited by||Dov Hoenig & Aaron Stell|
|Screenwriting by||Wesley Lau & Tamar Simon Hoffs|
|Composition by||Kenneth Wannberg|
|Cinematography by||Andrew Davis|
|Produced by||Menahem Golan|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Tony Curtis stars as Lepke, head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood. From his rough-and-toumble East Side childhood to his rise in the drug trade to his 1944 execution at Sing Sing, Lepke depicts with brute force the criminal career of a man with more than 60 murders to his credit.
A fine dramatization of the life and times of Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, the 1930's gangster who led Murder, Inc., an association of professional killers. Milton Berle makes a rare, albeit short, appearance in a dramatic role as Lepke's father-in-law.
This film biography of gangster Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (who headed the notorious syndicate known as "Murder Inc.") provides insight into the Jewish underworld of the 1930s. Lepke's life of crime can be traced back as far as his childhood, when he was a liar and a thief. He grew up to become a troubled juvenile delinquent, and later a respected, feared gangster, whose contemporaries included Lucky Luciano, Legs Diamond and Dutch Schultz. However, Lepke learned the hard way that crime does not pay -- and can lead to death...
- Color by DeLuxe.
- An AmeriEuro production.
- Additional cast: Vaughn Meader (Walter Winchell); Lillian Adams; Albert Cole; J.S. Johnson.
- Additional credits: Bob Casey (sound) and Fred Miller (assistant director).
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