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The Don Is Dead (1973)

After his mistress is savagely beaten up a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.

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Cast

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Don Angelo DiMorra
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Tony Fargo
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Frank Regalbuto
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Vince Fargo
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Ruby Dunne
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Luigi Orlando
Jo Anne Meredith ...
Marie
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Don Aggimio Bernardo (as J. Duke Russo)
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Mitch DiMorra
Anthony Charnota ...
Johnny Tresca
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Nella
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Joe Lucci
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Giunta (as Frank de Kova)
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Don Talusso
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Augie the Horse
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After his mistress is savagely beaten up a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.

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Power built an empire. Passion destroyed it. See more »


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14 November 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beautiful But Deadly  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Some movie posters for the film featured a preamble that said: "In the Fall of 1971, Don Angelo DiMorra began an innocent affair with a beautiful woman. It started the bloodiest carnival of murder in the history of American crime". See more »


Soundtracks

Our Last Night
Lyrics by Carol Heather Goldsmith (as Carol Goldsmith)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
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What a mess
16 September 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

OK, so I took these user reviews seriously that said this is worth your time. It is not. This flick's a mess. Anthony Quinn is an old don who seduces the girl of another, much younger mafioso (played by Robert Forster who's not half bad). War ensues.

The plot doesn't make much sense and it is trying hard to emulate The Godfather (especially the story line of the young mafioso, played by Frederick Forest, who is trying to leave the family business). It fails miserably. I had a hard time keeping my eyes open on this one. There are maybe two scenes that held my attention, and they were both execution scenes. They were staged pretty well, but they are two isolated scenes in a dull mess.


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