Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernice Meyer
Robert Kane
Gurrah Shapiro
Mr. Meyer
Jack Ackerman ...
Little Augie
Louis Guss ...
Max Rubin
Vaughn Meader ...
Lillian Adams ...
Mama Meyer
Albert Cole ...
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Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.

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He was the king of crime when crime was king.


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23 May 1975 (USA)  »

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Big Boss  »

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Some movie posters feature a preamble that read: "It was 1935. The board of Murder, Inc met to discuss business. Everybody was there. Then Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter decided to become chairman. And all hell broke loose". See more »


Lucky Luciano (Vic Tayback) is shown smugly sitting in the courtroom gallery during Lepke's murder trial. This would not have happened, because this trial occurred in the fall of 1941 and Luciano had been sent to prison in 1936. He was not released until 1946, at which time he was deported to Italy. See more »


Storekeeper: It's bad enough I have to pay those wops. Now I have to pay you too? Tomorrow the Irish will come. So enough...kill me already!
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Referenced in The Joyriders (1975) See more »

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Tony Curtis provides a convincing performance
23 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one in which Tony Curtis gives one of his best performances as Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. Curtis ,better known for his romantic and comedic roles proved to audiences that he could potray a gangster too, and does a damn good job of it!

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