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The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood is a 1968 Technicolor crime film and mafia film, directed by Martin Ritt. It stars Kirk Douglas, Irene Papas, Alex Cord, and Luther Adler. The script was by Lewis John Carlino. Released by Paramount Pictures, the film bombed at the box office, with Paramount deciding not to produce another gangster film until it made The Godfather four years later.

Plot

A young American man arrives in Palermo by plane. A taxi driver at the airport immediately gets word to Frank Ginetta (Kirk Douglas), who hides, armed with a gun, until he realizes that the visitor he's been warned about is actually his younger brother Vinnie (Alex Cord).