|Directed by||Menahem Golan|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Lepke is a 1975 film starring Tony Curtis as the Jewish American gangster Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. It is often regarded by film fans as one of Tony Curtis's most underrated movies and one of his finest performances.
In his 2008 autobiography "American Prince" Curtis admitted becoming heavily addicted to cocaine during filming; this addiction would last for a decade and significantly derailed his already troubled film career.
The film was sold to Warner Bros for $1.75 million.