And They Came to Chicago: The Italian American Legacy (2007)

Narrated by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna, And They Came To Chicago: The Italian American Legacy traces an extraordinary chapter of the Italian-American experience in the United States. It... See full synopsis »

Director:

Gia M. Amella (as Gia Marie Amella)

Writer:

Gia M. Amella (as Gia Marie Amella)

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Credited cast:
Lida Allegrini Lida Allegrini ... Interview
Leonard Amari Leonard Amari ... Interview
Joseph Amella Joseph Amella ... Interview
Rosemarie Andolino Rosemarie Andolino ... Interview
Mike Bacarella
Paul M. Basile Paul M. Basile ... Interview
Emil Bertolini Emil Bertolini ... Interview
Tom Brindisi Tom Brindisi ... Interview
Dominic Candeloro Dominic Candeloro ... Interview
Kathy Catrambone Kathy Catrambone ... Interview
Violet Chisholm Valiani Violet Chisholm Valiani ... Interview
Sam Ciambrone Sam Ciambrone ... Interview
Gino Dalpiaz Gino Dalpiaz ... Interview (as Father Gino Dalpiaz)
Donna DeRosa Donna DeRosa ... Interview
Dennis Farina ... Interview
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Narrated by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna, And They Came To Chicago: The Italian American Legacy traces an extraordinary chapter of the Italian-American experience in the United States. It begins in Chicago in the 1850's, when Italian entrepreneurs first built thriving businesses around today's Loop. The Midwest's manufacturing and railroad center soon became a primary destination for scores of others following the tumultuous aftermath of Italian unification. The saga unfolds from there: the struggle to gain acceptance on the factory floor, the establishment of Italian parishes, the anti-immigrant backlash and Prohibition, aviator Italo Balbo's headline-grabbing flight from Rome to Chicago during the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition, and the heroism of Italian Americans servicemen and women during World War Two even as their families' loyalty was being questioned on the homefront. And finally, the post-war era, a study in contrasts between the increasing presence of professional ...

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Narrated by Tony-Award winner Joe Mantegna, A documentary tracing 150 years of the Italian American experience in Chicago

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Production Co:

Modio Media See more »
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Stereo

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