Al Capone: The Untouchable Legend

Published on 7th February 2016 by

Al Capone is probably the most infamous gangster in history, the New York born mobster led a huge Chicago based crime empire which was primarily dedicated to illicit alcohol production and smuggling during the prohibition era, among numerous other illegal activities such as racketeering, extortion and prostitution. Italian-American Capone was however worshiped in Chicago and viewed as a Robin Hood type figure, frequently distributing his vast profits among local charities and those in need. It wasn’t until he alleged to have been behind the execution of seven rival gang members that his reputation in the city was tarnished.

Capone was eventually jailed for tax evasion and at one point was a famous resident of Alcatraz, where his physical and mental health deteriorated. Capone has been the subject of hundreds of books, films and TV shows, all of which have helped to cement his legacy as the most well known gangster in global history.

Al Capone: The Untouchable Legend is a one hour long biographical documentary which looks back at the life of Al Capone, starting with his upbringing and early ventures into the world of crime. It features interviews interviews with various mob experts and a particularly interesting interview with his nephew Harry Hart. The film also attempts to dispel some popular myths about the man.


If you want to learn more about the life of Al Capone then consider purchasing the Deirdre Bair book Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend, published by Anchor and available to purchase in paperback, hardback and kindle formats.

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