- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 30, 2014
- Originally Released: 1959
- Label: Alpha Video
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Return to the violent years of the Prohibition Era in these true stories of New York's notorious gangland bootleggers, bookmakers, thugs and killers -- straight from the man who arrested them all.
Based on the memoirs of Detective Barney Ruditsky, commanding officer of the city's famed Gangster Squad, The Lawless Years focuses on organized crime and high-profile gangsters, as did The Untouchables, which debuted the very same year.
Jane Cooper: Detective Ruditsky discovers that a string of murdered mobsters all were involved with the same woman.
Cutie Jaffe: A bootlegger who has double-crossed everyone in his path finds his luck has run out.
Art Harris: Gangsters turn to murder to keep a corrupt politician in office.
Billy Boy 'Rockabye' Creel: A hitman is on the run from both the police and the mob after failing to assassinate a gang leader.