With Prohibition a thing of the past, mobster Frank Nitti focuses on something the mob knows how to do very well: extortion. The gangster focuses on the movie distribution industry, specifically theater owners. After blinding the owner of two theaters in Chicago as a warning to others, he sets his sights on the Star theater chain with ticket sales of $100 million a year. The head of the chain, J.N. Miller has no choice, as he sees it, but to give them what they want. A check of the company's books however, gives the Feds all the information they need to get Miller to cooperate. Ness also focuses on a Nitti associate, Sydney Rogers, to get the good on the big hoodlum. In the end, the mob and Ness take care of Nitti but the cost is high as one of Ness' men is killed. Written by
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During the course of the show, it is remarked by the theater owner that there lots of expenses for theaters converting to sound. By 1934 and the year is mentioned by Walter Winchell, theaters had changed over to sound. See more
Nitti can't scare me. Of course he might kill me, but he can't scare me.