Pay or Die (1960)





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Based on real incidents in the life and death of Lt. Joseph Petrosino (Ernest Borgnine) of the New York police force, this tale set between 1906-1909 details the history of the lieutenant's fight to prove Sicilian Mafia involvement in crimes in his city. Lt. Petrosino has a series of dangerous close calls as he distinguishes himself by saving singer Enrico Caruso from a Mafia bomb outside the Metropolitan Opera, and by also saving the father of Adelina (Zohra Lampert) the woman he loves. Several … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Collins, Bertram Millhauser
On DVD: Sep 1, 2009
Warner Bros.



as Police Lt. Joseph Pe...

as Adelina Saulino

as Johnny Viscardi

as Vito Zarillo

as Lupo Miano

as Commissioner

as Mama Saulino

as Papa Saulino

as Luigi Di Sarno

as Enrico Caruso

as Caputo

as Enzo Loria

as Mrs. Rossi

as Mayor

as Simonetti

as Palumbo

as Giulia De Sarno

as Girl at Bombing

as Don Cesare

as Girl from Opera

as Marisa Rossi

as Commissioner
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Aside from Marty, this is my favorite Ernest Borgnine role where he plays a good guy.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
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