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The Family Rico

john malakas gazzara novel

(CBS, 9/12/1972, 90 mins). A drama about underworld pressures on a crime syndicate chief, played by Ben Gazzara, who is torn between his love for a younger brother who defects and his own loyalty to the organization. The 1957 theatrical version of the story, “The Brothers Rico,” starred Richard Conte and Kathryn Grant, who had just become Mrs. Bing Crosby. Based on the novel by French pulp writer Georges Simenon.

Production Company CBS Productions. Director Paul Wendkos. Producer George LeMaire. Teleplay David Karp. Based on the Novel by Georges Simenon. Photography Robert B. Hauser. Music Dave Grusin. Editor Carroll Sax. Art Director Albert Heschong.

Cast Ben Gazzara (Eddie Rico), Jack Carter (McGee), Dane Clark (Boston Phil), Leif Erickson (Mike Lamont), James Farentino (Gino Rico), John Marley (Sid Kubik), Sal Mineo (Nick Rico), John Randolph (Malakas/Mario Felici), Jo Van Fleet (Mama Rico), Sian-Barbara Allen (Nora Malakas), Michael Anderson Jr. (George Lamont), Alan Vint (John Ryan), Tom Pedi (Angelo), Richard Gittings (Accountant), Alberto Morin (Chauffeur).

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