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The Godfather 1972

About The Godfather

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

The Godfather Cast

The Godfather Crew


Francis Ford CoppolaDirector
Fred T. GalloAssistant director
Tony BrandtAssistant director
Stephen F. KestenAssistant director


Albert S. RuddyProducer
Gray FredericksonAssociate producer
Louis DiGiaimoCasting
Andrea EastmanCasting
Fred RoosCasting
Valerio De PaolisProduction manager
Robert EvansExecutive producer
Fred C. CarusoUnit production manager
Ned KoppProduction manager
Riccardo BertoniCasting


Mario PuzoScreenplay
Francis Ford CoppolaScreenplay
Mario PuzoNovel


William ReynoldsEditor
Peter ZinnerEditor


Gordon WillisDirector of photography
Robert WardGrip
Michael ChapmanCamera operator


Nino RotaOriginal music composer
Richard PortmanSound re-recording mixer
Chris NewmanSound
John C. HammellMusic editor
Charles GrenzbachSound re-recording mixer
Carl FortinaMusician


Dean TavoularisProduction design
Warren ClymerArt direction
Philip SmithSet decoration

Costume & make-up

Anna Hill JohnstoneCostume design
Phil RhodesMakeup artist
Philip LetoHairstylist
Dick SmithMakeup artist
George NewmanCostume supervisor
Marilyn PutnamCostume design


Sass BedigSpecial effects
Joe LombardiSpecial effects
Paul BaxleyStunt coordinator
Joe Bucaro IIIStunts
Steven BurnettStunts

Visual effects

Paul J. LombardiSpecial effects supervisor