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.
|Directed by||Alberto De Martino|
|Produced by||Gino Mordini|
|Music by||Francesco De Masi|
|Edited by||Otello Colangeli|
|Box office||₤498.812 million|
Crime Boss was filmed at Incir-De Paolis Film Studios in Rome and on location in Milan, Palermo, Rome and Hamburg. 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."
Crime Boss was released theatrically in Italy on 8 August 1972 where it was distributed by P.A.C. The film grossed 498,812,000 Italian lire on its domestic release.
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".
- Curti 2013, p. 55.
- Curti 2013, p. 56.
- Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765.
- Crime Boss on IMDb