When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the sacred code of silence. Written by
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The Valachi Papers. Fact not Fiction.
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Did You Know?
Second and final of two collaborations of actor Joseph Wiseman
and director Terence Young
. The first had been around a decade earlier where Wiseman had played the title character in the James Bond film Dr. No
(1962). See more
The closing narration states that Vito Genovese died six months earlier than Joe Valachi. In fact, Genovese predeceased Valachi by more than two years. See more
"Cut it off!" Bender to his two henchman as they grab Gap to get a "present" for Don Vito's girlfriend.