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 syndicate. Genovese. Anastasia. Luciano. Masseria. Lucchese. Maranzano. The way they lived - The way they died.
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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 a car chase scene, the cameras back out too far from the antique cars, and you can see modern (circa late 60's - early 70's)cars in the street with them. See more
Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant