THE LAWBREAKERS – CRIME MONTH ON BRITISH PATHÉ (MARCH 2016): “6 Famous Gangsters”.
After the Great Depression, gangsters became icons of the 20th century. We focus on six of the most famous ones: John Dillinger, Frank Costello, Lucky Luciano, Pretty Boy Floyd, Jack “Legs” Diamond and Al Capone.
“Black Vortex”, “Mourning Son”, “Agnus Dei X”, “Songs of the Volga Boatmen”, “Waltz of Treatchery FX”, “Somoking Gun”, “Scissors”, “Lost Frontier”, by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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