Lepke (film)

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Directed by Menahem Golan
Starring Tony Curtis
Michael Callan
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates 1975
Country United States
Language English
Budget $900,000[1]

Lepke is a 1975 film starring Tony Curtis as the Jewish American gangster Louis "Lepke" Buchalter.[2] 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p10
  2. ^ Lepke at TCMDB

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