Cinema: All in the Family

The Sicilian Clan is a tidy, entertaining Mafia melodrama about the biggest don in Paris; it is also a glossy, suspenseful heist film, dealing with what sounds, on paper, like the world's most impossible robbery. Directed with taut professionalism by France's Henri Verneuil, the movie is just absurd enough to amuse those who like their capers with a grain of salt.

Papa (Jean Cabin) is the leader of the Manalese family, a friendly bunch of transplanted Sicilians who operate a nice business selling jukeboxes and pinball machines. The big profits, however, are made in...

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