Kings of charisma: How the Rat Pack ruled America.

Watch Rat Pack: A Conference of Cool on BBC Select

For a glittering five years, Frank Sinatra and his band of Hollywood pals became the bad boys of fame – and the unofficial rulers of American culture.

Each of them had star clout; together they were a galaxy. Everyone wanted to be their friend – from the mob to JFK, the most Rat Pack president of them all, who they helped elect. This music documentary tells the story of the booze, the broads and the best show in town.

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