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Kenneth Kapel
02-11-2014, 12:27 AM
Is on TCM tonight at 8PM Eastern time. The film was made in 1940 by Paramount, written & directed by Peston Sturges, first first film is the rise of Dan McGinty, played by Brian Donleavy, to mayor of an unnamed U.S. city with the help of "Daboss" played by Akim Tamiroff. DaBoss tells McGinty at one point that he, "daBoss"," in this town I'm ALL the (political)parties." The unmaded town is Chicago, near the end of the film, while McGinty is getting ready to become Governor, that "Daboss" is in the concrete business. In Stone's "JFK", Garrison(played by Costner) is asked by "Mr. X",( played by Donald Sutherland ) "General Dynamics of Ft. Worth,Tx, who owns that ? ", when talking about suspects in the JKF assassination. Is the "DaBoss" & the owner od General Dynamics the same person ? The same family helped put Obama in the White House. See "Supermob" by Russo, yes he is very bad in regard to the JFK & RFK murders, but here he is good about the "Chicago outfit."

Dawn Meredith
02-11-2014, 04:28 PM
Is on TCM tonight at 8PM Eastern time. The film was made in 1940 by Paramount, written & directed by Peston Sturges, first first film is the rise of Dan McGinty, played by Brian Donleavy, to mayor of an unnamed U.S. city with the help of "Daboss" played by Akim Tamiroff. DaBoss tells McGinty at one point that he, "daBoss"," in this town I'm ALL the (political)parties." The unmaded town is Chicago, near the end of the film, while McGinty is getting ready to become Governor, that "Daboss" is in the concrete business. In Stone's "JFK", Garrison(played by Costner) is asked by "Mr. X",( played by Donald Sutherland ) "General Dynamics of Ft. Worth,Tx, who owns that ? ", when talking about suspects in the JKF assassination. Is the "DaBoss" & the owner od General Dynamics the same person ? The same family helped put Obama in the White House. See "Supermob" by Russo, yes he is very bad in regard to the JFK & RFK murders, but here he is good about the "Chicago outfit."

I was watching this while watching something else, so missed the ending. The last thing I saw he was in jail, then busted out. How did it end?

Thanks,
Dawn

Kenneth Kapel
02-11-2014, 05:52 PM
It turns out that " The Boss" and other members of the gang were also working at the bar in South America and :The Boss" was the own of the bar where McGinty was the baertender.

Albert Doyle
02-11-2014, 06:03 PM
I watched the first hour but then fell asleep until the ending where they escape from jail. Good movie. Wish I hadn't snoozed off. The message is just because they are the main government leaders doesn't mean they aren't gangsters.

The movie that followed, Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent, showed the used of doubles in assassinations and espionage.