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?
Some one hundred actual convicts worked as extras and background artists in the movie due to a special agreement between the production and the Sing Sing Prison made prior to principal photography. See more
A couple of times at the start of the movie, in the shower scene, it is clear that Charles Bronson is wearing an orange bathing suit. See more
"Cut it off!" Bender to his two henchman as they grab Gap to get a "present" for Don Vito's girlfriend.