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Assigned to eradicate a lottery racket operating among the members of the Italian-American community, Lt. Roberti is warned by the racketeers to drop his investigation. Despite the pleas of his wife Lola, who fears for his safety, the lieutenant ignores the gang's threats. One day, at the Villa Capri restaurant, the gang murders one of their members who has been double-crossing them. Lt. Roberti shoots at the fleeing killers, but instead hits and kills his friend when he accidentally steps into his line of fire. After their daughter is then killed by the ruthless underworld barons, Lola leaves her husband. Driven by a sense of duty and feeling of guilt for having killed his friend, Lt. Roberti relentlessly pursues the racketeers. After finally bringing them to justice, he reconciles with Lola.
According to the The Exhibitor review, much of the film's dialogue is spoken in Italian. The review added that the plot of the film was allegedly based on a true crime story, but no information about the actual crime has been found. According to materials contained in the film's file in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, Murder in Villa Capri was shot in New Jersey. According to information in the NYSA files, the film was re-released in 1956 as Code of the Underworld.