Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday movie

Frank Nitti takes the express elevator.


Holding My Nose said...

I always found it interesting that in this film Frank Nitti, an Italian Chicago gangster, has a southern accent. Just another example of the Hollywood liberal meme that you make the villian a southern white male.

JeffS said...

Pity about the car.

Paco said...

HMN: It's interesting that you should mention the southern accent; I was wondering about that, too. I looked up Nitti on the internet and, sure enough, he was born in Italy and immigrated to Brooklyn at an early age.

The other thing I found out about him was that he has to be one of the most incompetent suicides on record. Contrary to the Untouchables, Nitti wasn't thrown off a building. In 1943, facing a prison term, he decided to do himself in. He fired at his own head three times before he finally succeeded in turning himself off. Here's how it happened, according to a couple of eyewitnesses.