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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, History  |  30 June 1967 (USA)
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Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with ... See full summary »

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Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival gang. The film traces the history of the incident, and the lives affected and in some cases ended by it. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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30 June 1967 (USA)  »

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Le massacre de la Saint-Valentin  »

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Average Shot Length = ~9.2 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~8.4 seconds. See more »

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In the film the narrator states that three months after the St. Valentine's Day massacre Capone was indicted for income tax evasion. In fact, that indictment and conviction occurred in 1931, over two years after the massacre. See more »

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Bartender: [nervously] If you don't like the beer, mister, you don't have to pay for it.
Peter Gusenberg: Well now, ain't you the cat's pajamas!
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gangster films don't get much better than this
11 January 2004 | by (california) – See all my reviews

When the untouchables were first broadcast on tv I enjoyed them.This movie is a continuation of that kind of entertainment even having some of the guest stars that were on that show like Paul Richards,Leo Gordon and Frank Silvera.Jason Robards plays Capone in his own style,not comparing him to other actors who have had the Capone part I would say his performance showed he was talented.A talent that would really show itself about a year later when he played the part of Cheyenne in"once upon a time in the west".In this gangster film a lot of quality is shown in the dress, cars and settings.The film is also in color which put it a notch above many previous mob films.The shooting scenes give the audience their fill.In one scene Bugs Moran and one of his men are doing a hit from a window,while his man lets loose with a chopper he uses a repeating shotgun(that's a guess)faster than anyone I've ever seen in the movies.What really could of gotten this movie a 10 is a bit more music,that kind of music that plays low but works on the emotions and nerves.Having a small part in the movie is Alex Rocco,later he would go on to play Moe Green In the "godfather".Curious dept: When Al Capone is being interviewed in Florida he is asked a question by a reporter with a moustache.To me the actor looks like Tony Dow from leave it to beaver.Anyone know?


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