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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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The 'hit' was on and there was no place to hide! 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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Actors Abe Vigoda and Al Lettieri had recently appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972). See more »


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The Eyes of Love
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It's no "Godfather", that's for sure
3 September 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

In his career, movie director Richard Fleischer made some very good movies, "Compulsion" and "The Narrow Margin" being just two of them. However, when he reached the 1970s, though he made a few more good movies ("The Spikes Gang", "Soylent Green") his talent started to decline, and before the decade was over he started to make an unbreakable string of stinkers up to the point he retired in the late 1980s. "The Don Is Dead" was the first sign that in the early 1970s that he was going past his prime. To be fair, it seems that he wasn't given a lavish budget for this movie. The movie is so obviously shot on phony- looking back lots and sets, giving the movie a made-for-TV feeling. (This shabby look may be why music composer Jerry Goldsmith wrote a very television-style musical score for the movie.) And the script is nothing to shout about, having a bunch of mobster-themed plot turns that we've seen many times before. Some of the acting isn't bad - the movie is filled with talented actors, not just Anthony Quinn. But you don't just go to a movie to see good acting, you want an engaging story and characters, which for the most part this movie simply does not have.


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