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In December 2007, a letter turned up at a post office in New York City that a certain Penny Baxter had written to Jim Kowalski back in 1949. She claimed that her husband, Mafia boss Tony Carlucci, wanted to murder her.

For the elderly Jim Kowalski, this letter brings back a lot of memories. He’s one of the few people left who experienced from up close how the love between an ambitious girl and her Mafia boss-boyfriend was doomed to failure, and how lots of heads rolled in the wake of history.

Empire State Building Murders is an ode to American film noir, a feature film dressed up like a documentary. Director William Karel edited countless film excerpts from old classics into a black-and-white drama in which the Empire State Building plays a key role.

Duration
2 min 42 sec

Views
7,899

Posted On
October 08, 2009
Director
William Karel

Writer
William Karel

Studio
Independent

Release
August 14, 2008
Cast
Ben Gazzara
Kirk Douglas
Cyd Charisse
Mickey Rooney
Richard Erdman
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