In this unusually accurate biography, small-time hood Al Capone 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. Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The real Al Capone
died of advanced syphilis which had become neurosyphilis. Due to the production code in effect at the time, the narrator (James Gregory
) attributes Capone's death to an "incurable disease". See more