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Scarface Overview:

Scarface (1932) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson and produced by Howard Hawks and Howard Hughes.

Scarface was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1932.

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On DVD: Judith Anderson is Lady Scarface (1941)

By KC on Jul 23, 2019 From Classic Movies

Lady Scarface (1941) is entertaining, but it doesn’t live up to the promise of its title and star. Now available on DVD from Warner Archive, I went into this crime thriller expecting Judith Anderson to dominate the action as the titular criminal. This was not the case, and it was hard not to p... Read full article


Lady Scarface (1941)

By John Grant on Mar 6, 2019 From Noirish

US / 66 minutes / bw / RKO Dir: Frank Woodruff Pr: Cliff Reid Scr: Arnaud D?Usseau, Richard Collins Cine: Nicholas Musuraca Cast: Dennis O?Keefe, Judith Anderson, Frances Neal, Mildred Coles, Eric Blore, Marc Lawrence, Damian O?Flynn, Andrew Tombes, Marion Martin, Rand Brooks, Arthur Shields, Lee Bo... Read full article


Pre-Code Corner: Scarface ? An Anti-Gangster Picture?

By Kim Luperi on Nov 3, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Pre-Code Corner: Scarface ? An Anti-Gangster Picture? When I set out to research Scarface (1932) in the Academy?s Production Code Administration (PCA) files, I was met with an overwhelming amount of material; so much so that it took me five Tuesday evenings to conquer all 356 pages of this file, by ... Read full article


The Style Essentials--Michelle Pfeiffer Takes the Plunge in 1983's SCARFACE

on Nov 14, 2017 From GlamAmor

The style of the 1970s has been working its way back into fashion for some time now, and 2017 was the year it took over the trends. Everything from the decade seems to be the epitome of style right now. One example is all the menswear that has been popular throughout the year - appropriate consideri... Read full article


Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (1932)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 17, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Gangsters, prohibition, Al Capone, the St. Valentine Day’s Massacre. It all sounds like some distant piece of folklore that by now is far removed from our modern day sensibilities. But when films like The Public Enemy, Little Caesar, and of course Scarface came out, these things were at the fo... Read full article


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Francesca 'Cesca' Camonte: You're a butcher! That's what you are! You're a butcher!


Tony Camonte: I'm not hungry. Except for you. You got something I like.
Poppy: Yeah. I'm nice with a lot of dressing. You work fast, don't you Tony.


Poppy: Why don't you get yourself a girl, Tony?
Tony Camonte: I'm workin' on that now.
Poppy: Yeah? Well, don't tire yourself out.


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The censors of the time thought that the film depicted that a life of crime was too easy and that Tony had still gotten away with his crimes. A second ending was shot, showing Tony being taken away by the police. He is then tried, found guilty and hanged. Paul Muni is not seen throughout this ending. Tony's sister's death scene was also re-edited, as it was felt that his affections toward her were not so brotherly. None of these changes satisfied the censors, so director Howard Hawks decided to abandon the changes and released it without censor approval. The movie's subtitle, "(The) Shame of a Nation", was added to deflect criticism on the same grounds.
In the book this film is based on ("Scarface" by Armitage Trail), Antonio 'Tony' Camonte is born Antonio 'Tony' Guarino with his brother Ben Guarino. After several crimes the police are looking for him so he goes off to war, gets his scar, and when he returns he finds out he had been reported dead and no one recognizes him because of his scar. He becomes Antonio 'Tony' Camonte and starts a new life. This is where the film begins. That means if we're staying true to the book, Insp. Ben Guarino is his brother.
About one hour into the film, upon entering the Paradise Club, Tony, i.e. Paul Muni is greeted by a blonde who looks suspiciously like Jean Harlow. Harlow biographer David Stenn claims that this is indeed Jean Harlow herself, in an uncredited cameo appearance, but Harlow biographer Mark Vieira authoritatively states that it cannot be Harlow, because she was away from Hollywood at the time the scene was filmed, and so the actress in question must be a Harlow lookalike, deliberately positioned to look like her.
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Released 1932
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