Al Capone

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During the era of Prohibition, gangsters gained enormous power by controlling the illicit drink. The most infamous was a thug from Brooklyn who murdered his way to the top and was, for a time, one of the most powerful men in the United States. In this... read more
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During the era of Prohibition, gangsters gained enormous power by controlling the illicit drink. The most infamous was a thug from Brooklyn who murdered his way to the top and was, for a time, one of the most powerful men in the United States. In this unusually accurate biography, small-time hood Al Capone (Rod Steiger) comes to Chicago at the dawn of Prohibition to be the bodyguard of racketeer Johnny Torrio. Capone's rise in Chicago gangdom is followed through murder, extortion, and political fraud. He becomes head of Chicago's biggest "business," but moves inexorably toward his downfall and ignominious end.

Original Release

03/25/1959

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Cast

Rod Steiger Al Capone
Martin Balsam Mac Keeley
Nehemiah Persoff Johnny Torrio
James Gregory Sgt. Schaefler
Fay Spain Maureen Flannery
Murvyn Vye George 'Bugs' Moran
Robert Gist Dion O'Banion
Lewis Charles Earl Weiss
Joe De Santis Big Jim Colosimo
Sandy Kenyon Bones Corelli
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Directors

Richard Wilson

Writers

Malvin Wald, Henry F. Greenberg

Cast

Rod Steiger Al Capone
Martin Balsam Mac Keeley
Nehemiah Persoff Johnny Torrio
James Gregory Sgt. Schaefler
Fay Spain Maureen Flannery
Murvyn Vye George 'Bugs' Moran
Robert Gist Dion O'Banion
Lewis Charles Earl Weiss
Joe De Santis Big Jim Colosimo
Sandy Kenyon Bones Corelli
Raymond Bailey Lawyer Brancato
Al Ruscio Tony Genaro
Louis Quinn Joe Lorenzo
Ron Soble John Scalisi
Steve Gravers Albert Anselmi
Raikin Ben-Ari Ben Hoffman (as Ben Ari)
Paul Bryar Police Inspector

Producers

Editors

Walter Hannemann

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