R | | Biography, Drama
Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.
Star Tony Curtis with author Peter Golenbock revealed in Curtis' auto-biography "American Prince: A Memoir" (2008) that he became heavily addicted to cocaine during production of this picture of which this substance abuse would then last for around a decade.
Call Bernice. Tell her I'm gonna be a little late for dinner.
Throughout the movie, Lepke wears a clearly obvious 1970s hairstyle, including moderate sideburns, even though time frame of the film is the 1920s through the early 1940s. It is even obvious that he is wearing hairspray, a product that didn't become available until the 1950s, and wasn't commonly used by men until the late 1960s at the earliest.
CBS edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere.
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