On the AMC Network's Movies at Our House
, Billy Drago
, who portrays the white-suited Frank Nitti, says that while they were filming scenes on the streets of Chicago, he was told about a couple of teenage street gangs getting ready for a gang fight. At the request of the Chicago Police Department, Drago, wearing his costume and armed with his prop tommy gun, went to the place where the fight was supposed to happen. The gang members were in such awe of him that they didn't fight. See more
While Eliot Ness
, the Untouchables, and 'Al Capone (I)' were real, this story is highly fictionalized and contains much that deviates from that reality. See more
1930. Prohibition has transformed Chicago into a City at War. Rival gangs compete for control of the city's billion dollar empire of illegal alcohol, enforcing their will with the hand grenade and tommy gun. It is the time of the Ganglords. It is the time of Al Capone.
[to Al Capone
An article, which I believe appeared in a newspaper, asked why, since you are, or it would seem that you are, in effect, the mayor of Chicago, you've not simply been appointed to that position.
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Written by Duke Ellington
, Irving Mills
and Barney Bigard
Arranged by Bob Wilber
Courtesy of Wilkes College Jazz Archives See more