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Origins of the Mafia Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

5 Episodes 1976 - 1976

Episode 1

Gli antenati

60 mins

Five programs tracing the history of the Mafia from its roots in Sicily 500 years ago begin by dramatizing the rise in power of the Gramignano family, who dominated the village of Mazara del Vallo. Bartolomeo: Lee J. Cobb. Envoy: Joseph Cotten. Sebastian: Edward Albert. Guiseppe: Claudio Volonte.

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Episode 2

La Legge

60 mins

A young man becomes involved with a group bent on avenging a corrupt landlord. Armando: Mel Ferrer. Pietro: John McHenry. LoBianco: Biagio Pelligra. Viceroy: Massimo Girrotti.

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Episode 3

Gli sciacalli

60 mins

In a small Sicilian town, a father muscles his son into a position of importance. Michele Borella: Tony Musante. Baron Della Spina: Fernando Rey. Nicu Borello: Fausto Tozzi. Barbara Della Spina: Rejane Medeiros.

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Episode 4

La Speranza

60 mins

A young peasant runs into conflict with a wealthy landowner and a wily Mafioso. Don Conslavo Saccone: Trevor Howard. Bernardino Campo: Tom Skerritt. Prefect Mieli: Giancarlo Seragia. Marquis Tarcone: Massimo Serato. Isabella Mieli: Valeria Moriconi.

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Episode 5


60 mins

A feud between two powerful landowners over the control of water rights leads to murder. Vianisi: James Mason. Donna Rosa: Katharine Ross. Nino Sciallacca: Tony LoBianco. Vincenzo Biscetta: Paolo Bonacelli. Antonio Mastrangelo: Renzo Montagnani.

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