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Films Based on the Prohibition
Boardwalk Empire by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1992.77.B627 Season 1 2012 / Alpharetta / Clarkston - DVD PN1992.77.B57 B6 2012
Publication Date: 2010
A lavish period drama set in Atlantic City, following the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed political and criminal mastermind whose grip on power and control of the city's liquor supply is under constant threat.
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD HV5089 .P764 2011 / Alpharetta / Clarkston / Dunwoody / Newton - DVD HV5089 .P746 2011
Publication Date: 2011-
Explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. Raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality.
The Public Enemy by
Call Number: Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .P825 2005
Publication Date: 1931
"A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war." - IMDB
Scarface / Howard Hughes presents by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .S229 2007
Publication Date: 1932
"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container.
* Also available on SWANK Digital Campus
The Untouchables by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .U76 2004 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .U56 2004
Publication Date: 1987
A larger-than-life depiction of Al Capone, the warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. In this classic confrontation between good and evil, Ness learns, with the help of a cop named Malone, how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first.