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Biography: Mafia Legends (Bugsy Siegel / Lucky Luciano / Al Capone Scarface)
Biography Mafia Legends
Bugsy Siegel / Lucky Luciano / Al Capone Scarface
Actors: Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, Al Capone
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2007     2hr 30min

Journey back to the heyday of the American Mafia with unparalleled, intimate profiles of the most powerful and notorious gangsters of all time. — The Emmy Award-winning BIOGRAPHY series presents in-depth portraits of the gr...  more »

     
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Actors: Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, Al Capone
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 04/24/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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