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Hollywood vs The Mob
This series, The Mob vs. Hollywood Fact vs. Fiction, will reveal the truth behind the myth of the American Mob and its godfathers.
The Mafia Comes to America (Little Caesar)
Little Caesar was the first big mafia movie to come out in the 30's and along with Scarface and The Public Enemy it invented the mobster genre.
The Irish Gangs (The Public Enemy)
The Public Enemy released in 1931 was the first movie to indicate the passage of time with graphics showing the year.
Al Capone's Chicago Mob (Scarface)
No early mobster film did a better job of bringing this violence to the big screen than Scarface.
The Law Gang aka The FBI (G Men)
It would be hard to say if the roaring twenties created organized crime, or if organized crime created the roaring twenties.
Lucky Luciano's New York Mafia (Marked Woman)
The movie Marked Woman leaves audiences with one of the most prophectic and haunting images in cinematic history.
The Rackets (Loan Shark)
Loan Shark, released in 1952 is a film-noir piece about loan-sharking, and the mafia, and rackets. It captures a time of change not only for the mob and the country, but for the film industry.
The Black Mafia (The Black Godfather)
By 1965, black men in America's cities were angry, frustrated, and ready to explode against a system that had failed them.
The Jewish Mafia (The Purple Gang)
Hollywood in the 50's and 60's was eager to retell the mobster story.
The Godfathers (Honor Thy Father)
By the mid 1970's America, as well as Hollywood's film producers and writers had for the first time a better understanding of how this countries Sicilian and Italian Mafias worked.
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