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Tony Curtis stars as Lepke, head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.
He was the king of crime when crime was king.
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According to the film's publicity at the time of first release, Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter was the only ever American mob boss to be executed by the US Government. See more
For this same reason, Lepke would not have been called out of hiding to attend a meeting at Luciano's house. Lepke went into hiding in 1937 until 1939, and Luciano was in prison this entire time. See more
[Lepke's last words before the FBI takes him in for questioning.
Call Bernice. Tell her I'm gonna be a little late for dinner.
Referenced in The Joyriders