The Brothers Rico
Eddie Rico (Richard Conte) is the happily married owner of a prosperous laundry company in Bayshore, Florida. Later in the film we discover that years ago he had been the accountant for a major crime syndicate. He has given up his ties to the syndicate, and hopes to adopt a child with his wife, Alice. When the film opens, Eddie's sleep is interrupted by a call from Phil, a mob operative, who demands Eddie provide employment and a place to lay low for someone who turns out to be a hitman named Wesson (William Phipps). Eddie's young wife Alice becomes worried that the syndicate will bring Eddie back into a life of crime. Eddie calms her, but then receives a worrisome letter from his mother saying that his two brothers, Johnny (James Darren) and Gino (Paul Picerni), who are both still involved with the mob, have disappeared.
|keywords||adopt beat bos california clemency crime boss crime syndicate drive florida hide out kill knock out life of crime married meet miami murder new car new york city newspaper headline plan pregnant wife st. louis syndicate boss virgin mary wait walk william phipps wound|
|productionCompany||William Goetz Productions|
|theme||film noir noir|