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The Godfather: Behind the Scenes (1971)

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Fredric Abeles (as Fredric M. Abeles)
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Cast overview:
James Caan ... Himself
Al Martino ... Himself
Al Pacino ... Himself
Morgana King ... Herself
Richard S. Castellano ... Himself (as Richard Castellano)
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ... Narrator (voice)
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Country:

USA

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English

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1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Pate - Hinter den Kulissen 1971 See more »

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The Salt Mine See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Looking at this short, it appeared as if the studio wasn't really sure if they had a hit on their hands...
19 March 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a 'making of' film that was brought out just prior to the release of "The Godfather". It's odd in that this 'making of' featurette seems pretty ordinary--you really don't get much of an impression of the greatness of the subsequent feature film by watching "Behind the Scenes". Now I am not saying it's a bad short--but I have seen much better ones. In addition, I think the later 'making of' that was made for "The Godfather: Part III" was a better film--even though the feature was a bit of a disappointment to most.

The featurette consists of the usual--clips of the film, actors from it saying how wonderful they thing the film is, etc.. Overall, it's worth seeing but certainly not a necessary film to watch unless you are a die-hard fan of the series.


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