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Pay or Die (1960)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 27 July 1960 (USA)
Movie deals with organized crime "protection" rackets. Small shopkeepers are forced to pay for protection or else be brutalized or killed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adelina Saulino
Alan Austin ...
Johnny Viscardi
Renata Vanni ...
Mama Saulino
Bruno Della Santina ...
Papa Saulino
Franco Corsaro ...
Vito Zarillo
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Police Commissioner
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Luigi Di Sarno
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Barry Russo ...
Lupo Miano (as John Duke)
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Officer Simonetti
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D. Caputo, Ragman
Nick Pawl ...
Palumbo
Mario Siletti ...
Enzo Loria
Vincent Barbi ...
Fabraka, Driver
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Movie deals with organized crime "protection" rackets. Small shopkeepers are forced to pay for protection or else be brutalized or killed. Written by <THX1138@aol.com>

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The Threat...and The Picture...You'll Never Forget!

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Crime | Drama

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27 July 1960 (USA)  »

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Betal eller dø  »

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Adelina Saulino: An Irish man? I never heard of one who was nice... or smart.
Police Lt. Joseph Petrosino: Ah, that's what they say about the Italians.
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Remake of The Adventures of Lieutenant Petrosino (1912) See more »

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Pay Or Die Movie
14 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To me Pay or die was one of the greatest pictures of all time, I am very sorry it hasn't been shown much since 1969. Ernest Borgnine is one my favorite actors, and this picture really describes what really went on in the early 1900's on the Lower East Side of NYC.

It's a picture that should be shown more often and available on DVD everywhere, and also one you can rent from your video store.

I would like to see this picture shown more often on TV especially on the fox movie channel or Turner Classic movies or even if PBs shows it.

This movie was the best movie pre-Godfather, and Ernest Borgnine gave a great performance as Lt.Joseph Petrocino


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