The Mob Rules

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198C0119980922

A six-part series in which George Melly describes how the influence of the American Mafia spread into all walks of life, especially show business.

In the first programme, a look at how the Syndicate gradually began to infiltrate America's booming entertainment industry after Prohibition ended.

198C0219980929

A six-part series in which George Melly describes how the influence of the American Mafia spread into all walks of life, especially show business.

In the second programme, a look at how New York and Chicago gangsters began to extort millions of dollars from film studio heads in a plan designed to give the Mob complete control over the motion picture industry within five years.

198C0319981006

A six-part series in which George Melly describes how the influence of the American Mafia spread into all walks of life, especially showbusiness.

In the third programme, he looks at the underworld's involvement in America's gambling industry.

198C0419981013

A six-part series in which George Melly describes how the influence of the American Mafia spread into all walks of life, especially show business.

In the fourth programme, he describes how many top performers were in the employ of the Mob.

198C0519981020

George Melly continues his series exploring how the influence of the American Mafia spread into all walks of life, especially show business.

In the penultimate programme, he describes how, when gambling was outlawed, huge casinos sprang up in Las Vegas - one of the few places where gaming was permitted.

198C0619981027

George Melly concludes his series exploring how the influence of the American Mafia spread into all walks of life, especially show business.

In this programme, he explains how Mafia figures used their show business contacts to influence political events in America with dramatic effects.