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.
Michael's unnamed bodyguard is listed simply as "Michael's bodyguard" in the closing credits. But in the shooting script, he is named "Bussetta".
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 Michael Corleone arrives at Hyman Roth's residence in Miami, a large palm tree is in front of one of the front windows. Michael enters the front door and Mrs. Roth ushers him into the lounge adjacent to the entry area. While Michael and Hyman are chatting, the silhouette of a 50s sedan can be seen driving by, through the lounge's window curtain. There is no palm tree trunk visible from the inside, which would've interrupted the passing car's silhouette.
This is the only Godfather film not to feature a standalone title screen against a black background. Instead, the title appears over Michael Corleone's chair after he gets up out of it.
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