Mafia gunmen sent by their boss to kill a rival gang leader take over a small airfield where their target is scheduled to land. While waiting for the man they're going to kill, they ... See full summary »
Mafia gunmen sent by their boss to kill a rival gang leader take over a small airfield where their target is scheduled to land. While waiting for the man they're going to kill, they terrorize the employees of the airfield, one of whom starts to devise a plan to turn the tables on their captors. Written by
When the cop car stops the speeding station wagon from fleeing the airfield, the wagon runs into the passenger side door of the cop car, which is obvious by the way the cop car rocks sideways. But then they are both shown close up, there is enough space between them for the mafia gunman to get out of the passenger door of the cop car and there is no sign of the cop car being hit in that area. See more »
The term "ripped from the headlines" is always used when a film on the big or small screen has a plot taken from real life. In the case of Inside The Mafia the recent underworld stories of the exile of Lucky Luciano, the murder of Albert Anastasia, and the gangland convention at Appalachia are all elements in the plot of this film.
Ted DeCorsia is hit in a hotel barbershop Anastasia style, but he doesn't die right away. After the hospital stay he's moved to a secluded place and sends for his number 2 guy Cameron Mitchell. DeCorsia was trying a syndicate power play that obviously fell short. But he's not out of moves. The boss of bosses who is in exile is secretly flying in to a convention held in a secluded rural spot of Upstate New York at Edward Platt's estate. Mitchell decides to make a hit as Grant Richards arrives at the small county airport.
To do that involves taking Jean Louis Heydt the manager of the airport and his daughters Elaine Edwards and Carol Nugent hostage. Getting swept up in it is State Trooper James Brown and Nugent's boyfriend Michael Monroe. So they wait for the plane with Richards to arrive.
Film buffs will no doubt recognize the plot from Suddenly has been reworked from a presidential assassination to a gangland hit. Still Inside The Mafia is fine no frills thriller from United Artists and holds up well today.
Though a knowledge of gangland history helps one get the fine points of the story.
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