Crime Boss (film)

Crime Boss (Italian: I familiari delle vittime non saranno avvertiti, "The victims' families won't be told") is a 1972 Italian crime film directed by Alberto De Martino.

Crime Boss
Directed byAlberto De Martino
Produced byGino Mordini[1]
Screenplay by
  • Lucio Manlio Battistrada
  • Alberto De Martino[1]
Story by
  • Lucio Manlio Battisrada
  • Luigi Mordini[1]
Music byFrancesco De Masi[1]
CinematographyAristide Massaccesi[1]
Edited byOtello Colangeli[1]
Claudia Cinematografica[1]
Distributed byP.A.C.
Release date
  • 8 August 1972 (1972-08-08) (Italy)
Running time
103 minutes[1]
Box office498.812 million


Crime Boss was filmed at Incir-De Paolis Film Studios in Rome and on location in Milan, Palermo, Rome and Hamburg.[1] Director Alberto De Martino joked about the film later, stating it was "the story of Caesar and Brutus, essentially [...] a bit like Shakespears so to speak."[2]


Crime Boss was released theatrically in Italy on 8 August 1972 where it was distributed by P.A.C.[1] The film grossed 498,812,000 Italian lire on its domestic release.[1]


From a retrospective review, film historian Roberto Curti praised Aristide Massaccesi's "efficient camerawork" but that the film does not "live up to its impressive opening", noting that Lucio Battistrada's screenplay "becomes cliché-ridden" and that Antonio Sabàto was "wooden as usual".[1][2]


  1. Curti 2013, p. 55.
  2. Curti 2013, p. 56.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765.
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