Inside the Mafia

Inside the Mafia is a 1959 film noir crime film based on a true incident.[1][2] It was based on the Albert Anastasia murder and subsequent Apalachin Meeting.

Inside the Mafia
Directed byEdward L. Cahn
Produced byRobert E. Kent
Written byOrville H. Hampton
StarringCameron Mitchell
Robert Strauss
Music byAlbert Glasser
Edited byGrant Whytock
Premium Pictures
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • September 1959 (1959-09) (United States)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States


The gangster Augie Martello is riddled with bullets in an assassination attempt organized by Tony Ledo, a mob lieutenant. Mafia boss Johnny Lucero is returning after 10 years out of the country. Ledo intends to kill Lucero and take over.

The family of airstrip traffic controller Rod Balcom, including his daughters, is taken hostage as the gang members await Lucero's plane, with gunman Sam Galey assigned to stand guard over them. Ledo intends to have the entire family killed after Martello's death and his planned takeover, but Lucero gets the drop on him and shoots Ledo to death. Lucero is then captured by the police.


See also


  1. Article on film at Turner Classic Movies accessed 19 May 2013
  2. Mafia,' 'Vice Raid' Routine New Efforts Stinson, Charles. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Dec 1959: B14.
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