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From The Godfather:

They had assumed that it was another gang execution, and had questioned hoodlums with records in the rackets and a history of strong-arm. Since Vito had never been in trouble he never came into the picture.

So, what is the meaning of that here? I haven't found that in dictionaries.

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While

come into something: To be an aspect of a situation.

Example: The argument was over artistic freedom – money never came into it. Macmillan

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Picture: [SINGULAR] a situation. Macmillan

I would clearly interpret

Since Vito had never been in trouble he never came into the picture.

As this: Due to the fact that Vito (probably legally) didn't get into any trouble, he wasn't being involved in the investigation.

There're also a phrase that's almost an opposite to this in terms of meaning:

Out of the picture: no longer involved in something Again Macmillan

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"In the picture" is a common idiom meaning "relevant to the conversation". I haven't seen The Godfather, so I don't understand the context, but I would assume it means

Since Vito had never been in trouble they assumed it wasn't him, so they didn't question him.

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