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Rod Steiger is the screen's first "method mobster" in the title role of Al Capone. The film traces Big Al's progress from a torpedo in the hire of Chicago gangster Johnny Torrio (Nehemiah Persoff) to Capone's takeover of the Windy City's bootlegging operations, and his ultimate downfall at the hands of the IRS. Rod Steiger delivers every line with maniacal gusto, as though it will be his last; sometimes he sounds like Frank Gorshin doing a Rod Steiger impression, but for the most part it is a dynamite performance. Featured in the cast are Murvyn Vye as Bugs Moran, Joe De Santis as Big Jim Colosimo, Lewis Charles as Hymie Weiss, Robert Gist as O'Banion, and James Gregory and Martin Balsam as composite characters, respectively based on honest Chicago cop John Siege and duplicitous newspaper reporter Jake Lingle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Rod Steiger
as Al Capone
Fay Spain
as Maureen
James Gregory
as Schaefer
Martin Balsam
as Kelly
Nehemiah Persoff
as Johnny Torrio
Murvyn Vye
as Bugs Moran
Joe de Santis
as Big Jim Colosimo
Lewis Charles
as Hymie Weiss
Robert Gist
as O'Banion
Raymond Bailey
as Mr. Brancato
Al Ruscio
as Tony Genaro
Louis Quinn
as Joe Lorenzo
Ron Soble
as Scalist
Steve Gravers
as Anselmo
Peter Dane
as Pete Flannery
Raiken Ben Ari
as Ben Hoffman
Robert Christopher
as Man
Clegg Hoyt
as Lefty
Roy Jenson
as Customer
John Mitchum
as Photographer
Jack Orrison
as Police clerk
Roy Jenson
as Customer
Raiken Ben Ari
as Ben Hoffman
Clegg Hoyt
as Lefty
John Mitchum
as Photographer
Robert Christopher
as Man


Richard Wilson
John Burrows
Malvin Wald
Henry Greenberg
Lucien Ballard
David Raksin
Composer (Music Score)
Hilyard M. Brown
Art Director