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Scarface (1932)

90 min - Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller - 9 April 1932
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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 push Tony towards a major confrontation.

Director:  Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
Stars:  Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Purnell Pratt, Tully Marshall, Inez Palange, Edwin Maxwell, Henry Armetta, Gus Arnheim, Eugenie Besserer, William B. Davidson, Brandon Hurst, Maurice Black, Gino Corrado, Virginia Dabney, James Durkin, Eddie Fetherston, Paul Fix, Jean Harlow, Howard Hawks, John Kelly, Jack Perry, Charles Sullivan, Harry Tenbrook, Nick Thompson, Sailor Vincent, John Lee Mahin, Hank Mann, Dennis O'Keefe, Pedro Regas, Warner Richmond, Douglas Walton, Constantine Romanoff, Bert Starkey, Ellinor Vanderveer, Harry J. Vejar

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Storyline

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 push Tony towards a major confrontation.


Collections: Howard Hawks, 1930s, Pre-Code

Tagline: The rise and fall of a power hungry mobster.

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Language:  English, Italian
Release Date:  9 April 1932

Box Office

Revenue:  $600,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, The Caddo Company

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 30 min

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