DANNY GREENE RISE AND FALL OF THE IRISHMAN

Death is no match for the luck of the Irish.

Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman is a documentary on the life and death of Cleveland's legendary gangster and his battle with the Italian mob.

Clint O'Connor of The Plain Dealer wrote: "Feeding America's appetite for mob stories with a grisly slice of Cleveland's criminal past, (this documentary) spotlights the gangster whose life was famously extinguished by a car bomb in a Lyndhurst parking lot. A fearless hood who grabbed headlines for years in the 1970s, Greene was a colorful character. He dressed in green, drove green cars, and embraced Irish history and Celtic lore. Alternately a union troubleshooter, embezzler, and enforcer, Greene dabbled in racketeering, gambling, and loan-sharking. He excelled at beating the rap, which may have been attributed to his other occupation: FBI informant. Police have long assumed that Greene conspired to take out Shondor Birns, a rival in Cleveland's numbers racket, and later mafia underboss Leo "Lips" Moceri, whose body was never found."

Director Tommy Reid interviews Danny's nearest and dearest, including a nun, an ex-wife and the cops who tried to bring him down.

"Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman is first-rate. Grade A." CLEVELAND.COM

DURATION

1 x 60-minutes

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2009

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

USA

Director

Tommy Reid

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