R | | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
When little Vito arrives at Ellis Island, he is marked with a circled X. Ellis Island immigrants were marked with this if the inspector believed the person had a mental defect.
The godfather was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male ...
When Vito Corleone and Don Tommasino pay a visit to Don Francesco, the setting is in the city of Corleone, Sicily but a large body of water, probably the Tyrrhenian Sea, is clearly seen in the background. The city of Corleone is located about 40 miles from the nearest sea.
As with the first film no opening credits are shown. Although it is now commonplace for films not to have opening credits, it was considered innovative in 1974.
For The Godfather Saga (1977), besides the added scenes and toning down the violence and language, other changes were made to the original version:
English, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Sicilian
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