Synopsis by Karen Solomon
This final volume in a four-part series from A&E seeks to document how organized crime first came to the United States and how it changed and evolved over time. The program covers the beginning of World War II when the mob was in a gold mine of money-making and power-charged opportunities. Viewers can catch a glimpse of Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Lepke Buchalter and take in evidence of how they helped win the war. Vintage newsreels and Hollywood re-enactments of mob life tell the story, with narration by Bill Kurtis. In addition, a series of flamboyant Mafia historians and enthusiasts give interviews, first-hand accounts, and analyses that fill in the gaps. This collection provides a broad overview of one of the most popular facets of criminology.
gangster, organized-crime, Prohibition