Wednesday, November 12, 2008


On this date in 1941, a mobster named Abe Reles, aka "Kid Twist", was killed before he could squeal to the Feds.

Peter Falk played the Kid in the movie "Murder, Inc.", for which he gained a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1960. But interestingly enough, Falk also played Reles earlier in the year on TV in the program 'The Witness'.

So Peter Falk is one of those rare actors who have played characters in more than one universe based on the creative spark of Mankind. In Abe Reles' case, That would be Toobworld and the "Cineverse". (Thank you, Craig Shaw Gardner for that term.)

Toby O'B

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