Murder, Inc.

Murder, Inc.

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Director: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg

Cast: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg, Stuart Whitman, May Britt

     
 

This true crime story was hardly "ripped from today's headlines," since the events took place some 20 to 30 years before the movie was released. Still, Murder, Inc. is not afraid to name names, notably those of syndicate boss Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (David J. Stewart) and killer Abe Reles (Peter Falk), who squeals on the Mob to earn immunity. The activities of…  See more details below

Overview

This true crime story was hardly "ripped from today's headlines," since the events took place some 20 to 30 years before the movie was released. Still, Murder, Inc. is not afraid to name names, notably those of syndicate boss Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (David J. Stewart) and killer Abe Reles (Peter Falk), who squeals on the Mob to earn immunity. The activities of Buchalter's murder-for-hire operation are played against a fictional story about a nightclub singer (Stuart Whitman) and a dancer (May Britt). Murder, Inc. has a queasy, unsettling quality, due in part to some offbeat casting: TV comedian Henry Morgan co-stars as a dead-serious federal agent, while "human joke machine" Morey Amsterdam shows up as a cabaret entertainer who is stabbed by the Mob. The film was a major boost for the career of Peter Falk, who very nearly managed to parlay his Murder, Inc. supporting role into an Academy Award.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
UPC:
0024543242727
Original Release:
1960
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
43,544

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen Feature with Theatrical Trailer ; Fox Flix: Compulsion and St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stuart Whitman Joey Collins
May Britt Eadie Collins
Henry Morgan Burton Turkus
Peter Falk Abe Reles
Sarah Vaughan Herself
David J. Stewart Louis "Lepke" Buchalter
Simon Oakland Detective Tobin
Joseph E. Bernard Mendy Weiss
Eli Mintz Joe Rosen
Vincent Gardenia Lawyer Laslo
Josip Elic Alpert
Helen Waters Mrs. Corsi
Lou Polan Louis
Howard I. Smith Albert Anastasia
Joseph Campanella Panto
Leon B. Stevens Loughran
Dorothy Stinnette Shaw,Betty
Sylvia Miles Sadie
Seymour Cassel Teenagers
David Kerman 1st Detective
Harold Gary Sal
Peter Gumeny Policeman
Morey Amsterdam Walter Sage
Warren Finnerty Bug

Technical Credits
Burt Balaban Director,Producer
Stuart Rosenberg Director
Charles Bailey Set Decoration/Design
Frank deVol Score Composer
Bill Herman Makeup
Gayne Rescher Cinematographer
Ralph Rosenblum Editor
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
Irve Tunick Screenwriter
Bill Walstrom Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Murder, Inc.
1. Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (Main Titles) [4:57]
2. When Mobs Merge [7:09]
3. One Favor for Another [4:05]
4. "Hey! Mister" [1:05]
5. More Than a Fat Lip [2:05]
6. Parting Instructions [2:50]
7. Where Are the Cops? [4:00]
8. Writ of Habeas Corpus [2:49]
9. Panto's Mistake [1:18]
10. Having to Love With It [2:14]
11. My Price to Mediate [2:10]
12. Looking for Eadie [4:51]
13. Awakening [2:03]
14. Take, Take and Take [:30]
15. How It Worked [1:51]
16. Payback [2:03]
17. Joe Rosen Is Dead [3:32]
18. Lepke on the Lam [1:01]
19. Burton Turkus [6:35]
20. The Brownsville Bums [2:09]
21. A Wife's Confession [3:32]
22. Poor, Scared Little Joey [3:32]
23. Forcing Reles to Sing [2:26]
24. Lepke and Joey's Mistake [3:04]
25. A Canary's Nest [1:24]
26. What Do We Do/ [4:15]
27. Brought to Justice [7:28]
28. End Titles [3:00]

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