Origins of the Mafia

Origins of the Mafia
Type TV MiniSeries
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 5hr
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lee Cobb Actor Bartolomeo Gramignano 1 1000001
Mel Ferrer Actor Armando Della Morra 1 1000002
James Mason Actor Vianisi 1 1000003
Katharine Ross Actor Donna Rosa 1 1000004
Tony Lo Bianco Actor Nino Sciallacca 1 1000005
Fernando Rey Actor Baron Della Spina 1 1000006
Tom Skerritt Actor Bernardino Campo 1 1000007
Stephen Boyd Actor n/a 1 1000008
Enzo Muzii Producer n/a 3 3000001
Miniseries that traces the Sicilian Mafia's roots in brutality and honor from the 16th century to the 1900s. In 1556, the Gramignano family is headed by cunning patriarch Bartolomeo, who dominates local life through intimidation. Other land barons include Armando Della Morra, who killed his brother in a power play and then arranged for a servant to be falsely condemned to prison for the murder. Future generations include Baron Della Spina, who resorts to violence to regain stolen cattle; Bernardino Campo, who makes a daring escape from a firing squad after digging his own grave; and Donna Rosa, a grieving widow whose husband's murderer is acquitted thanks to Vianisi, the most famous trial lawyer in Sicily.