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Directed by Martin Ritt • 1968 • United States
Starring Kirk Douglas, Irene Papas, Alex Cord
In many ways prefiguring THE GODFATHER, Martin Ritt’s gritty mafia drama traces the rift that develops in a mob family between two brothers: tradition-minded Frank Ginetta (Kirk Douglas), who clings to the brutal tactics of the Old World, and the more modern Vince (Alex Cord) who believes in running the organization like a legitimate business. When Vince marries into a family who may have had a hand in their father’s murder, the stage is set for a bitter saga of rivalry, jealousy, and revenge.