With vintage film and photographs, this film chronicles the birth of organized crime and the most infamous deeds of gangsters such as Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Lucky Luciano, from Prohibition to prostitution, gangland massacres to gambling empires. Most started as young hoods in the slums of New York. They wound up absolute rulers of a kingdom made of liquor, loan sharking, gambling and extortion. Told through vintage newsreel footage, rare archival photos and the explosive words of the gangsters themselves, this is an informative behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest success stories of the 20th century, a nightmarish twist on the American dream.
Mafia -- United States.
Organized crime -- United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Farina, Dennis, 1944-2013.
Herbeck, Ray, Jr.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)