First American Movie About The Mafia
Last night I watched a 1952 movie named Captive City. Starring John Forsythe. its about a small city newspaper editor who begins to discover the corruption of the local police and city officials by an organized crime ring running the local bookies. During the film, the editor explains to his wife the history of the Mafia. The movie ends with a 3 minute speech from real-life Senator Estes Kefaufer about organized crime in America.
Is this the first American film to name the Mafia?
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Early gangster films depicting organized crime in America include The Public Enemy (1931), Little Caesar (1931), and Scarface (1932), the latter loosely based on the story of Al Capone.
Arguably the most popular and most praised Mafia films are The Godfather (1972) and its sequel The Godfather Part II (1974). Both films were based on Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather(1969). Since their release, many other films have been produced, like Martin Scorsese's films, Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995), which were based on true stories. Other such films include Mean Streets (1973), The Untouchables (1987), Mobsters (1991), Donnie Brasco (1997) and the made-for-TV film Gotti (1996).
Other films portraying the Mafia include Once Upon a Time in America (1984), A Bronx Tale (1993) and comedies like Analyze This (1999). American Mafiosi also appear in supporting roles in other films, such as True Romance (1993), Carlito's Way (1993), The Departed (2006), and American Gangster (2007).