Don't Call Me Bugsy
"Born in Brooklyn in 1906, Benjamin Siegel was a young thug shaking down pushcart vendors for protection money when the Prohibition gave him his first job as a bootlegger. Working his way through the ranks of the New York Underworld, Bugsy's callous disregard for human life made him a valuable enforcer for Murder Inc., that infamous army of Mob assassins. <I>Don't Call Me Bugsy<I> is the true story of the Moses of American Organized Crime who, like his Biblical counterpart, led his people through the desert but never lived to see the promised land.This documentary features the testimony of writer/director Max Allan Collins, comedienne Rose Marie, screenwriter Charles Bennett, and the associates, lawyers, barbers, cops and cronies who knew Bugsy well and lived to tell his story."Chronicles the life of the famed mobster, from his Brooklyn birthplace to his development of Las Vegas into a glitzy gambling destination.
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