The Brotherhood

1968 film by Martin Ritt

The Brotherhood is a 1968 crime film about the mafia. It was directed by Martin Ritt. It stars Kirk Douglas, Irene Papas, Alex Cord, and Luther Adler. The film had mixed reviews, but was not successful. It was about the mafia, but there were no Italians or Italian-Americans in the film.[1] It was the last gangster film that Paramount produced until The Godfather.

The Brotherhood
Directed byMartin Ritt
Written byLewis John Carlino
StarringKirk Douglas
Alex Cord
Irene Papas
Luther Adler
CinematographyBoris Kaufman
Edited byFrank Bracht
Music byLalo Schifrin
The Brotherhood Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 25, 1968 (1968-12-25)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States


  1. Nast, Condé (February 4, 2009). "The Godfather Wars". Vanity Fair. Retrieved July 8,2022.