147. The French Connection | USA

True Crime
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True Crime Podcast
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Organised Crime
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Mafia
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Narcotics
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Drug smuggling
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In the month of July, we are celebrating Evidence Locker’s third birthday and our 150th episode. With this in mind, we decided on a Blockbuster theme. To kick things off, we look into the true crime case behind the film, The French Connection, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Film Editing, and Best Writing in 1971. The French Connection was a real-life case, during which of a team of investigators busted a drug smuggling ring into the USA in the early 1960s.

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Resources

Film

The French Connection

YouTube

The French Connection Documentary

Web

Wikipedia

Wikipedia – Eddie Egan

Wikipedia – Sonny Grosso

Articles

Mafia Wife

Books

The French Connection

The Strength of the Wolf

Manhattan Mafia Guide

Casefiles of the NYPD

Blue Blood

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Audio editing: Blackwell Post

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.

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