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 casting call for this picture ran for about five months with over four thousand people interviewed for parts in the film many of them Sicilians. Director Terence Young
said in the film's publicity: "With the exception of Charles Bronson
and several others, most of the cast are all unknown, and the faces are incredible". See more
During the chase scene which takes place during the 1920s in New York, a car goes into the river and in the background the twin towers of the World Trade Center under construction can be clearly seen. This is one of the most famous period reconstruction mistakes in film history. See more
Referenced in Munich