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?
The nick-name of Dominick Petrilli (Walter Chiari
) was "The Gap", who got this alias after losing two front teeth in a fight as a child, whilst the nick-names of Joseph Valachi (Charles Bronson
) were "Joe Cargo" and "Joe Valachi". 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
Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant