The Untouchables
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The sequence was based on a legend about Capone in which he found out that three of his men were planning on killing him. Capone then had each of them beaten with bats and then executed. Though Capone himself didn't take part in the beatings.

As for the movie, the man he killed was the one in charge of the liquor warehouse at the post office that the Untouchables had raided earlier in the film. One possibility is that the guy had been arrested the warehouse then released on bail and so Capone killed him to avoid any loose ends. Another theory is that the guy may have set up the operation without Capone's knowledge. Therefore, Capone killed him because he went into business for himself and put the entire organization at risk. This theory is supported by Capone's speech about teamwork and how the team loses if someone goes into it for themselves.

Killing the guy like he did, in front of the others, also sent a clear message - stay in line or you're next.

The aria "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's opera "Pagliacci"

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