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Scarface

Scarface
  • 1932
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, George Raft

The subtitle 'Shame Of The Nation' and a tagged on morality ending is evidence that, on its release, Hawks' fictionalisation of the Al Capone story hit a chord with the campaigners who thought the burst of gangster movies coming out of Hollywood were too violent for their own good. However, this is a fine piece of filmmaking, with a classic plot structure, dark themes and a great look.

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