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Al Capone -- Gritty gangster melodrama with Rod Steiger in the title role alternately scowling and smirking his way to the top in Chicago's gangland wars during Prohibition, then follows his downfall in the 1930s as the Feds close in and send him to Alcatraz on a tax evasion conviction. Directed by Richard Wilson, this portrait of a ruthless criminal succeeds best in its re-creation of the era, but the slow-paced narrative holds only intermittent interest, despite a capable cast. Some hard-edged violence, much menace and several sexual situations. (A-III) (br) (1959)
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.