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  • A
  • Crime, Drama
  • 1932
  • 99 mins

Scarface

Scarface

Synopsis

The life and times of Tony Camonte, a gangster who bares a remarkable resemblande to Al Capone. Crime drama starring Paul Muni, and directed by Howard Hawks

About

Hawks' masterful gangster picture is as startling now as when originally released. Preceded by a disclaimer that there is any glorification of the underworld he depicts, and demanding action from the audience to change the society that breeds such men as Tony Camonte ('What are you going to do about it?'), Hawks shows a desperate environment of rich pickings, easy women, casual violence and the 'rat-tat-tat' of the Gatling gun, and throws in a hint of incest for good measure. Muni is astonishing: amoral, irredeemable and wretched; you can't take your eyes off him. 'The World Is Yours.' But why would you want it?

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Boris Karloff, George Raft, Osgood Perkins
  • Director: Howard Hawks
  • Screen Writer: Ben Hecht
  • Writer (Book): Armitage Trail
  • Producer: Howard Hughes
  • Photographer: Lee Garmes

In a nutshell

A top film, but next to Brian De Palma's remake, this is pretty bloodless

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