Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hitman Reles.Written by
Ken Yousten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stuart Rosenberg was originally hired to direct the movie. Because of a Screen Actors Guild strike, which occurred from March 7-April 18, 1960, Rosenberg left the project and was replaced by the film's producer Burt Balaban. See more »
Joe and Eadie Collins and their story are fictional. The key witness against Lepke after Reles' death was fellow mobster Allie Tannenbaum. See more »
I remember watching this movie on TV with my father in the mid-60s when I was about 10 years old.
When Peter Falk was on the screen, my father said that when he was about my age (in the early 1930s), he used to set pins in a bowling alley in Brooklyn, and the real Abe Reles bowled there nearly every day.
I recall what a mad dog that Falk portrayed and how it chilled me that my dad set pins for him.
I will be on the lookout for this movie again, so I can piece it all back together again.
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