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Al Capone

A film defining Al Capone’s lasting impact and exploring why he is an American icon. Why are we fascinated with this celebrity gangster, whose name sparks images of pinstriped suits and violence?

Al Capone’s name sparks images of pinstriped suits and bloody violence. To this day we are fascinated with this celebrity gangster. The question is why? The answer is not simple; was it because Americans love a bad boy, a tragic anti-hero? Capone is one of the originals, one of the most notorious gangsters of the 20th century, believed to have personally murdered dozens of people and ordered the killing of hundreds of others - but that’s only one side of this complicated man. This programme defines Al Capone’s lasting impact and explores why he is an American icon.

Tha ainm Al Capone a’ cruthachadh ìomhaighean de dheiseachan spaideil agus fòirneart garbh. Suas chun là an-diugh, carson a tha sinn fhathast air ar beò-ghlacadh leis an eucorach cliùiteach seo? Chan eil am freagairt cho sìmplidh sin, an ann air sgàth gu robh na h-Ameireaganaich dèidheil air droch isean; ana-ghaisgeach le sgeulachd dhuilich? ’S e Capone aon de h-eucoraich as ainmeile san fhicheadamh linn agus tha e air a ràdh gun do mhurt e na dusanan de dhaoine agus gu robh e an urra ri bàs nan ceudan de dhaoine eile, ach chan eil seo a’ sealltainn ach aon taobh dhen duine connspaideach seo. Tha am prògram seo a’ sònrachadh a’ bhuaidh mhaireannach a th’ aig Al Capone agus a’ rannsachadh an adhbhar a tha e fhathast na ìomhaigh Ameireaganach.

55 minutes

Last on

Sat 6 Jul 2019 22:00

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