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Lucky Luciano (1973)

 -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  November 1974 (USA)
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Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he ... See full summary »

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The story follows the history of Charles "Lucky Luciano" who rose to power in the Mafia in the U.S. during the 1920s and made it into a successful venture based on the corporate model. The ... See full summary »

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Colonel Charles Poletti
Silverio Blasi ...
Italian Captain
Charles Cioffi ...
Larry Gates ...
Judge Herlands
Magda Konopka ...
Contessa
Dino Curcio ...
Don Ciccio
Jacques Monod
Karin Petersen ...
Igea Lissoni
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Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger (as Edmund O'Brien)
Charles Siragusa ...
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Gene Giannini
Pier Maria Pasinetti ...
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Luigi Infantino
Carlo Mazzarella ...
Radio Journalist
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Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins becoming one of the chief of the Mafia. The US Army seems to refrain from interfering... Written by Yepok

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The real story behind Lucky Luciano, the high priest of crime. See more »

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A restored print of the film was selected to screen as part of the Cannes Classics section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. See more »

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When Lucky Luciano is deported in the mid-Forties, far more modern buildings can be seen on the New York skyline. See more »

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Luciano may be lucky but not the audience
5 November 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This biography of notorious American racketeer Charles "Lucky" Luciano would have probably worked better if they had made it into a TV mini-series which traced his entire life from his poverty-stricken childhood in Sicily to his rise to power in New York's gangster underworld to his extradition to Italy in 1946 and, finally, his death from a heart attack in 1962. As a 2-hour movie covering the events of his life in Italy after his extradition, it just doesn't work. There's not enough action (eg. shootouts and fistfights) to make it worth watching. Plus, it moves slowly and it's very talky. The English dubbing of the French and Italian actors is great, but not enough to sustain your interest.

Rent "The Godfather" movies instead.

Rating: *1/2


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