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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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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)  »

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Beautiful But Deadly  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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The film was made and released about one year after Marvin H. Albert's source novel of the same name had been first published in 1972. See more »


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The Eyes of Love
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Playing for all the marbles
12 June 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Charles Cioffi, the consigliere of a jailed Mafia chieftain decides to get a war started among the three Las Vegas crime families. Knowing that Angel Tompkins, singer girlfriend of the son of a recently deceased Mafia Don, is looking for a break, he arranges a meeting with Anthony Quinn, Godfather of the third Mafia family where nature takes its course.

When former boyfriend Robert Forster returns to America and finds out it ain't long before the bullets start flying. When the film is over there are only a couple left standing and if you want to know who does pick up all the marbles than watch the film.

Of course this film came out to take advantage of the enormous publicity reaped by The Godfather in the previous year. It's an average sort of gangster flick, it could have been done at Warner Brothers during the Thirties with their stable of gangster players.

Al Lettieri and Abe Vigoda were both in The Godfather and their presence sort of lends an aura authenticity to the film. Lettieri was just coming into his own as a great portrayer of villains and assorted gangland types. His early death was a real loss to film.

Anthony Quinn of course is always good and fans of his which are legion will want to catch The Don is Dead.


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