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    Do you know the notorious gangster popular during the prohibition era who went by the name of “Scarface”? It’s Alphonse Capone! Al Capone for short. This man made 60 million dollars annually by selling illegal liquor. He did so many crimes that he eventually went to Alcatraz Island! This is going to be telling you about how he became such a well known criminal and some of the things he did during his career. When Capone was a child he was good in school until he started falling behind in 6th grade

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    The Infamous Gangster: Al Capone The most infamously known mobster and gangster, Alphonse Capone better known as Al Capone or Scarface, was born in poverty and worked his way up to get power. His mother, Teresina, immigrated from Italy to New York where Al Capone grew up poor. He ended up quitting school and worked in a bowling alley. Al Capone grew up in a bad neighborhood and ended up being a gangster at the age of eight-teen. He then made some choices based on what his gang leader told him.

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    The name Al Capone struck terror in the hearts of many people in the Chicago area. Law Abiding citizens and gangsters both feared this man and for good reason. Alphonse (“Al”) Capone, also known as “Scarface,” was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1899 to immigrant parents Gabriele and Teresa Capone. Unlike most children of immigrants, Capone did not grow up in a life of poverty. His family was well to immigrants and his parents loved him unconditionally. They were oblivious to the mobster their son

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    The Popularity of Gangster Films in the Early Nineteen-Thirties The late 1920s in America was a particularly tumultuous period of time for the country. The Wall Street Crash in 1929 had led to high levels of unemployment and dissatisfaction within the country. The Depression (1929-1934), which was a direct result of The Wall Street Crash, led to a breakdown of industry and commerce within the country and weakened its global position

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    immigrant parents. Although Capone was poor and uneducated, by today’s standards he lived the American dream, where his family immigrated to America is search of a better life. Al Capone is known for becoming one of the most, if not, the most infamous gangster in American history. By the age of 30, Al built a multi-million dollar empire based on living his life by operating a bootlegging business, prostitution rings, gambling, and did whatever it took to dominate a life of organized crime (Nicholas, Chen)

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    The movie “American Gangster” is a very good Hollywood portrayal of a man named Frank Lucas. Frank Lucas was played by Denzel Washington with Russell Crowe playing Richie Roberts, who was the cop investigating the heroin distribution. During the 1960’s into the 1970’s, distribution of heroin in New York was at one of the greatest peaks of all time. Frank Lucas had a great mentor, whose name was Bumpy Johnson. Bumpy was a career criminal who spent most of his life in prison until he became a mob boss

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    Al Capone, a.k.a. Scarface, was an infamous gangster from the 1920's to the early 30's. His criminal career began at an early age in New York where he was taken under the wing of another infamous gangster Johnny Torrio. (Bardsley) Torrio left Brooklyn for the windy city; it was then that Al Capone started to work for Frankie Yale a gangster known for his aggressive approach in the gangster life. (Bardsley) In 1921 Capone was called upon by Torrio and left for Chicago. (Bardsley) It was in Chicago

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    INTRODUCTION American Gangster tells a story about how the emerge of drug traffic and trade was in the streets of Harlem, New York. Denzel Washington plays real life gangster- Frank Lucas back in the 70s that was originally from North Carolina. Lucas moves to Harlem and is apprenticed under a notorious crime boss- Bumpy. Russell Crowe plays detective Richie Roberts – a New York detective that has a task to bring the drug trafficking and corruption between the police department to heel. In the

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    The 1900 Notorious Gangster Al Capone’s story started in 1899, in Brooklyn New York. He started his life like any other poor citizen does. In poverty watching his poor immigrant parents struggle, His father being a low stream barbar and mother a seamstress. (3) Capone however was able to go to school while his parents worked. Capone started off as a good student until he started being with the wrong crowd. As he started to become more rebellious at school, he stroke his teacher back after she hit

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    Gangster Film Analysis

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    Frank Lucas in the 1960's was the upcoming gangster in Harlem. He was "Bumpy Johnson" right-hand man at first though. Frank would drive Bumpy around, get his lunch, and every now and then kill some people when needed (according to Bumpy). The movie starts off with a powerful scene with a man sitting in a chair having gasoline poured all over him as Bumpy and Frank watch. Once all the gasoline is used, Frank lights up his cigar and throws the lighter on the victim. As he begins to burn in great PAIN

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