Daily Archives: March 15, 2012

‘The Godfather’ opens in New York 40 years ago today (1972)

Video: 'The Godfather' trailer

(Wednesday, March 15, 1972)The Godfather, an epic gangster movie based on the Mario Puzo novel that chronicles the experiences of the Italian-American Corleone family, opened today at five theaters in New York.

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and Diane Keaton.