Riley Bishop February 16, 1929
The Big St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Al Capone was living in Miami, with his family in order to escape the year's harsh winter, when his associate, Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn, payed him a visit. McGurn, has recently survived an assassination attempt, ordered by Moran, requested that they discuss the problems caused by Moran's gang.
In order to get rid of these issues they planned the massacre. McGurn took responsibility and planned this attack. He found the Moran gang's headquarters, which was in a large garage behind the offices of S.M.C. Cartage Company at 2122 North Clark Street. McGurn hired gunmen from outside the Chicago area, to ensure that no one would be able to recognize the gunmen from the Capone Gang. McGurn also hired lookouts, and set them up in an apartment near the garage. To get disguises, McGurn acquired a stolen police car and two police uniforms.
"Everyone Line Up!"
The shooters for the Capone gang forced the seven men from Moran's gang to line up against a wall, where they were shot continuously by the two shooters.
He organized this ruthless act.
Weapons that Were Used
The two Thompson sub-machine guns used in the Massacre are the ones on the far left and far right in this photo.
"Everyone Line Up!"
Some of the characters in this movie are going to be Groucho Marx as Mr. Hammer, Harpo Marx as Harpo, Chico Marx as Chico, Zeppo Marx as Jamison, Margaret Dumont as Mrs. Potter, Mary Eaton as Polly Potter, Oscar Shaw as Robert 'Bob' Adams, Kay Francis as Penelope, Cyril Ring as Harvey Yates, and Basil Ruysdael as Detective Hennessey.
This movie will be 93 minutes long, decent time length. The only color for this film will be Black & White. The Cocoanuts will eventually premiere in other countries. We hope to see many more movies, like this one out soon. Hopefully George S. Kaufman, who wrote the book, and Morrie Ryskind, who adapted the book, will be able to come up with many more stories and tales as good as this one.