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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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First of only two ever cinema movies to feature the real-life character of mobster Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter. The second was around six years later with 1981's Gangster Wars
(1981). See more
Thomas E. Dewey is depicted in the film as the prosecutor of Lepke's murder trial. However, this was a state court case that Dewey was not even involved in as it was not his jurisdiction. The real prosecutors who sent Lepke to the electric chair were Brooklyn D.A. William O'Dwyer and Assistant D.A. Burton Turkus. See more
They're gonna fry you in the chair. Nice and slow, and I'm gonna enjoy it.
Referenced in The Joyriders