The Godfather 1972 is an American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo’s best selling novel of the same name. It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The story, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicles the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone, focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone Pacino from reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafia boss.
The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in world cinema and one of the most influential, especially in the gangster genre. It was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 1990, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and is ranked the second-greatest film in American cinema behind Citizen Kane by the American Film Institute.In 1945, at his daughter Connie’s wedding, Vito Corleone hears requests in his role as the Godfather, the Don of a New York crime family. Vito’s youngest son, Michael, who was a Marine during World War II, introduces his girlfriend, Kay Adams, to his family at the reception.
Johnny Fontane, a famous singer and godson to Vito, seeks Vito’s help in securing a movie role; Vito dispatches his consigliere, Tom Hagen, to Los Angeles to talk the obnoxious studio head, Jack Woltz, into giving Johnny the part. Woltz refuses until he wakes up in bed with the severed head of his prized stallion.A Corleone capo, Clemenza, garrotes Carlo with a wire. Connie accuses Michael of the murder, telling Kay that Michael ordered all the killings. Kay is relieved when Michael finally denies it, but, when the capos arrive, they address her husband as Don Corleone, and she watches as they close the door on her.His progression from the family’s matter of the film.
|Directed by:-||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Produced by:-||Albert S. Ruddy|
|Edited by:-||William Reynolds|
|Release date:-||March 15, 1972|
|Running time:-||157 minutes|