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.
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A straightforward, undistinguished real-life crime thriller marred by one particularly weak link, which is Stuart Whitman's puppy dog-faced, arched-eyebrow, cowardly "hero". May Britt's story arch will send shivers through any feminist's spine. The only reason to sit through this is Peter Falk's chilling, explosive turn as a hot-tempered killer and rapist.