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Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Collins
Eadie Collins
Henry Morgan ...
Burton Turkus
Abe Reles
David J. Stewart ...
Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter
Det. Sgt. William Tobin
Walter Sage
Eli Mintz ...
Joe Rosen
Joseph Bernard ...
Mendy Weiss
Warren Finnerty ...
Bug Workman
Helen Waters ...
Mrs. Corsi
Leon B. Stevens ...
Howard Smith ...
Albert Anastasia (as Howard I. Smith)


Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hitman Reles. Written by Ken Yousten <>

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The Super-Corporation of Crime!


Drama | Crime


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Release Date:

14 October 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Nattens vargar  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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| (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Many times in interviews and on talk shows, Peter Falk credited his casting and appearance in this movie as his breakthrough performance, or his career-making film, even though he had been toiling around Regional New England theater, the New York stage and in sporadic television productions for five plus years. See more »


During the credits, when Abe Reles' first victim is shown lying on the stairs dead after being shot, he is clearly breathing. See more »


Joey Collins: [to Reles, after he is arrested for murdering Eadie] I'm gonna watch you fry! I'm gonna watch you fry! I'm gonna watch you fry!
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Referenced in The Notorious Landlady (1962) See more »


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Serviceable Crime Movie with Falk a Standout
4 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How much truth there is in this "true story" with "real people" is a question best left to historians of organized crime. The subplot of Stuart Whitman ("Joey") and May Britt ("Eadie") as a loving couple caught up in nasty doings certainly seems like the stuff of fiction. In any case, this is a low-budget "B" picture with limited resources for portraying the 1930s setting and documenting the historical events with authentic detail.

The one extraordinary element in the movie is the performance by Peter Falk as a contract killer. He is not only completely believable in the role but downright original, giving us a character who is merciless and vicious yet quick to take offense if anyone finds this objectionable. He can sound plaintively sincere even as we quickly come to see that he is incapable of sincerity. He has a host of minor quirks and tics that are fun to watch.

Face it, evil can be fascinating and even attractive, in a disturbing way. Another example in this movie is the portrayal of crime kingpin Louis "Lepke" Bucholter by David J. Stewart. While certainly not achieving the high level of Falk's performance, Stewart shows real style as the milk-drinking mobster.

There is one other bonus in this film: Sarah Vaughan, looking young and pretty, sings a nice song with that inimitable voice.

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