The Brotherhood (1968)

The Brotherhood (1968)

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A gangster and his younger brother have a difference of opinion on their approach to their involvement in organized crime. Frank (Kirk Douglas) is the old school mafioso who tries to control the impulses of his impatient younger brother Vince (Alex Cord). Vince oversteps his territory by beating his brother in a move to control modern electronic concerns. Frank goes against the plan causing Vince's father-in-law Domemic Bertolo (Luther Adler ) to plan his ouster. Mafia head Don Peppino (Eduardo Cianelli) confides in Frank that it was Domenic who started the last mob war that killed his father. Vince is given orders to kill Frank, but Frank plants the traditional kiss of death on Vince before going after the scheming Bertolo. Irene Pappas is Frank's wife Ida. Susan Strasberg, Murray Hamilton and Joe De Santis also star in this well made mobster movie.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Alex Cord
as Vince
Luther Adler
as Bertolo
Susan Strasberg
as Emma Ginetta
Murray Hamilton
as Jim Egan
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Don Peppino
Joe De Santis
as Pietro Rizzi
Connie Scott
as Carmelo Ginetta
Val Avery
as Jake Rotherman
Val Bisoglio
as Cheech
Alan Hewitt
as Sol Levin
Louis Badolati
as Don Turridu
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Critic Reviews for The Brotherhood

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

[Director Martin] Ritt can do very little with the breast-beating which attends this tale of brotherly love and self-sacrifice.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Brotherhood has an old-fashioned, beautiful energy about it.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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May 9, 2006
Boxoffice Magazine

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September 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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June 17, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for The Brotherhood

I don't know why but I expected to like The Brotherhood from the start so I was disappointed when I didn't.It was OK I guess but it wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be.Maybe it was because Kurt Douglas was playing a gangster that I thought I would like this movie.It's nothing I'd recommend, Just something to watch

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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