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?
Of filming in New York where certain elements took an adverse view of the production, producer Dino De Laurentiis
once said: "We had been shooting for eighteen days in New York when a letter arrived at my hotel. It was on the stationery of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, and it was signed by Anthony E. Colombo. We had by no means finished our shooting schedule in New York, but we started to move the entire company of actors, technicians and equipment to Rome towards evening of the same day". See more
Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) becomes a made man in the Mafia in a scene dated November 5th, 1930, but a subsequent scene when his sponsor Gaetano Reina is murdered, is dated February 26th of the same year. See more
"Cut it off!" Bender to his two henchman as they grab Gap to get a "present" for Don Vito's girlfriend.