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Scarface (Scarface: The Shame of a Nation) (1932)

Scarface
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Paul Muni Paul Muni
Tony
Ann Dvorak Ann Dvorak
Cesca
Karen Morley Karen Morley
Poppy
Osgood Perkins Osgood Perkins
Johnny Lovo
C. Henry Gordon C. Henry Gordon
Inspector Guarino
George Raft George Raft
Rinaldo
Vince Barnett Vince Barnett
Angelo
Boris Karloff Boris Karloff
Tom Gaffney


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Armitage Trail Armitage Trail
(novel Scarface)
Ben Hecht Ben Hecht
(screen story)


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4 years, 4 months ago at Sep 10 12:14
6 votes
Scarface is a stunning and hard,for it's time,movie.Tony Camonte is a gangster who not understand anything beyond violence.The only aim for him is to reach at the top,which is nothing more than than the financial success and only that.
Howard Hawks captures well the thirst for power by Tony,and creating a harsh, pessimistic, bold and pitch-black film, influenced by the era,the economic cra... read more

Underrated gangster classic.

6 years ago at Jan 28 16:37
2 votes
Scarface is one of the very early classics that is underrated and not fully appreciated as much as the remake is. The 1930s version of Scarface is different compared to the 1983 remake. The stories were both different but the remake adaptation is cooler and more enjoyable. There were some moments where there was some similarity especially the way Tony treats his sister.

Paul Muni w... read more

Scarface: Shame of a Nation

2 years, 4 months ago at Oct 2 21:26
2 votes
For sheer innovation, Scarface: Shame of a Nation might just be the best of the three most infamous and enduring pre-noir/pre-code gangster classics that essentially dictated the language and look of the genre. (The other two would be Little Caesar and The Public Enemy.) That’s not to say that Scarface is a perfect film however, it’s brisk pace leaves behind many supporting characters and some... read more
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Description: Big Louis Costillo, last of the old-style gang leaders is slain, and his former bodyguard Tony Camonte is taken into custody. Since Costillo's body has never been found, the police have to release him, though they strongly suspect Johnny Lovo paid Tony to remove Big Louis. Tony begins taking over the rackets in town with violent enforcement, and he becomes a threat to Johnny and the other bosses unless they work for Tony. Meanwhile, Tony's sister wants to be more independent, but finds it difficult to escape from her brother's overprotective grasp. The dissatisfaction of the other bosses and the relentless pursuit of the police ... (more)
Release date: 9 April 1932
Tags: Crime (12), Gangster (10), Drama (8), Film Noir (7), 1930s (7), Mafia (7), Murder (6), Gang War (5), Noir (5), 1932 (5), Shootout (5), Violence (4), Newspaper (3), Theater (3), Classic (3), Bowling (2), Black And White (2), Prohibition (2), Pre-code (2), Parking Garage (2)
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Scarface: Shame of a Nation

“For sheer innovation, Scarface: Shame of a Nation might just be the best of the three most infamous and enduring pre-noir/pre-code gangster classics that essentially dictated the language and look of the genre. (The other two would be Little Caesar and The Public Enemy.) That’s not to say that Scarface is a perfect film however, it’s brisk pace leaves behind many supporting characters and sometimes misplaces the emphasis on which ones it should be developing more for one. But still, the fact that it practically defined the conventions and filmic language of an entire genre cannot be denied or diminished.

Let’s get the bad out of the way first. As I said earlier, Scarface has a tendency to misplace emphasis from time to time, either on an oddly placed comical figure or mome” read more

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