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The rise and fall of a 1930's Brooklyn crime syndicate, known as Murder Incorporated, led by mobster Lepke Buchalter.

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Cast

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

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 <kyousten@bev.net>

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14 October 1960 (West Germany)  »

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Asesinato S.A.  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An even more fictionalized version of the same events and time period, and told from the point of view of the prosecuting attorney, the 1951 film, The Enforcer (1951), starred Humphrey Bogart and Zero Mostel, was released in the U.K. under the title Murder, Inc. See more »

Goofs

(at around 48 mins) During the "take" speech, Falk throws a liquor glass at a door behind him - which inexplicably opens momentarily. In the next shot, the door is closed. Then in the next, it's open again. See more »

Quotes

Joey Collins: Why'd you do it? Why did you kill him?
Abe "Kid Twist" Reles: He had bad breath.
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Connections

Referenced in The Notorious Landlady (1962) See more »

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The Awakening
Written by George David Weiss (as George Weiss)
Performed by Sarah Vaughan
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Peter Falk 11 years before Columbo
23 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

10 years before Peter Falk racked up a trunk-load of Emmy's and many more nominations for his his work as Columbo, he had two roles that would stand out in the film world. One was Pocketful of Miracles in 1961, and the other was this film the year before.

His performance as the contract killer Abe 'Kid Twist' Reles is the best thing about the true-life mob story. While most of the other characters just seem to float through the movie, he was intense ans you could see the promise that would lie ahead for him.

Stuart Whitman, who would get his only Oscar nomination a year later, was also good as Joey, who got caught up in the rackets. May Britt, who would leave the movies to marry Sammy Davis, Jr., was also very good as Joey's wife.

The movie seems more like a documentary when it is not focused on these three characters. As an added bonus, you get to see the legendary Sarah Vaughan in the movie.


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