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Boardwalk Empire: Belle Femme

Nucky prepares for war with a rival faction; Jimmy stands by his alibi; Margaret helps Madame Jeunet.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 109
Airdate: Sunday November 14th, 2010
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Director: Brad Anderson
Writer: Steve Kornacki

Alternate Airdates:

NL (BNN) Feb 06, 2011
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Mar 19, 2011
AU (SBS ONE) Oct 27, 2012
CA (HBO CANADA) Jun 21, 2013

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Guest Stars
Anatol Yusef
As Meyer Lansky
Danny Burstein
As Lolly Steinman
Edoardo Ballerini
As Ignacious D'Alessio
Erik Weiner
As Agent Sebso
Gretchen Mol
As Gillian
Josiah Early
As Robert Dittrich
Kevin O'Rourke
As Edward Bader
Lisa Joyce
As Mary Dittrich
Max Casella
As Leo D'Alessio
Peter McRobbie
As Supervisor Elliot

Co-Guest Stars
Adam Mucci
As Deputy Halloran
Al Linea
As Matteo D'Allessio
Anna Katarina
As Isabelle Jeunet
Brady Noon
As Tommy Darmody
Chase Coleman
As Billy Winslow
Connor Noon
As Tommy Darmody
Eric Schneider (1)
As Sixtus D'alessio
John Rue
As Mayor Harry Bacharach
Johnnie Mae
As Louanne
Louis Vanaria
As Lucien D'Alessio
Nicholas Martino
As Pius D'Alessio
Tracy Middendorf
As Babette
Tracy Sallows
As Katheryn Bader
Virginia Kull
As Nan Britton
William Hill (1)
As Ward Boss O'Neill
Don Stitt
As Unknown
Henry Stram
As D.W. Fletcher
Kathy Brier
As Sophie Tucker
Shane Tunney
As Local
Spelman Beaubrun
As Zulu Warrior
Main Cast
Steve Buscemi
As Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
Kelly MacDonald
As Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon (1)
As Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham
As Elias "Eli" Thompson
Michael Stuhlbarg
As Arnold Rothstein
Stephen Graham (1)
As Al Capone
Vincent Piazza
As Charles Luciano
Michael K. Williams
As Albert "Chalky" White
Anthony Laciura
As Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks
As Mieczyslaw "Mickey Doyle" Kuzik
Michael Pitt
As James "Jimmy" Darmody
Aleksa Palladino
As Angela Darmody
Dabney Coleman
As Commodore Louis Kaestner
Paz de la Huerta
As Lucy Danziger


Nucky Thompson and his long suffering butler entered the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago to inquire about the presidential suite Nucky wanted. The hotel manager said that the mayor had requested it whereupon Nucky proffered the manager some very large bills, saying that he felt that this would convince him to open the suite for himself and his butler. The manager raised his eyebrows and pasted a wide smile on his face as he turned to the clerk at the desk and snapping his fingers, demanded the suite's keys. A happy Nucky, followed by his tired butler, entered the suite and Nucky requested some top quality champagne be sent up in anticipation of his current love interest, Magaret Schroeder, coming to visit. Margaret had a room with her two very young children in the same hotel at the time.'..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorTerence Winter
Executive ProducerMark Wahlberg  |  Martin Scorsese  |  Stephen Levinson  |  Terence Winter  |  Timothy Van Patten
Co-Executive ProducerLawrence Konner  |  Eugene Kelly (1)
Supervising ProducerHoward Korder  |  Margaret Nagle
ProducerRick Yorn  |  Rudd Simmons
Co-ProducerSteve Turner (1)  |  Joseph E. Iberti
Associate ProducerCristine Chambers  |  John Flavin
Production DesignerBob Shaw (1)
EditorKate Sanford
CastingMeredith Tucker
Unit Production ManagerJoseph E. Iberti
First Assistant DirectorMichele Ziegler
Second Assistant DirectorXanthus Valan
Staff WriterMeg Jackson
Music SupervisorJim Dunbar  |  Randall Poster
Costume DesignerJohn Dunn
Set DecoratorCarol Silverman
Location ManagerApril Taylor
Script SupervisorGeorge Camarda
Production CoordinatorNick Thomason
Director of PhotographyJonathan Freeman
Story EditorSteve Kornacki
Stunt CoordinatorStephen A. Pope
Art DirectorAdam Scher
Assistant Production CoordinatorChris McHenry
Based On The Works OfNelson Johnson
Visual Effects SupervisorDavid Taritero
Production ControllerPepper O'brien
Assistant Unit ManagerDhana Gilbert
Second Second Assistant DirectorTim Blockburger
Warning: Boardwalk Empire season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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