On St. Joseph’s Day We “Take the Cannoli”

Mar 19, 2024 1074

BY: Errol Laborde

You may remember this command. It is considered to be one of the best movie lines of all time: “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Those words from “The Godfather” are spoken in a tragic scene that nevertheless generates laughter for its irony. Pauli, Don Vito Carleone’s bodyguard, had mysteriously called in sick on the day of a botched assassination of Vito.

Two of Carleone’s sons, Michael and Sonny, quickly targeted Pauli as a traitor and wanted revenge. Pauli is detained and then driven to a desolate waterfront site. Along the way, Clemenza, the Corleone family’s head capo, needs to stop to deal with nature, if you know what I mean., While that is happening another gang member, Rocco, fatally shoots Pauli in the back of his head. 

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SOURCE: https://www.myneworleans.com

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