Scarface Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2934

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 52

Theatrical Release Date: 04/09/1932

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Thriller

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Howard Hawks

Actors: Paul Muni, Karen Morley, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Edwin Maxwell

Plot: An emigrant during prohibition climbs up the chain of command in the mob business to become a ruthless gangster only to be brought down by what brought him to the top.

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SIngli6 - wrote on 01/05/2015

Howard Hawks' landmark gangster picture is an orgy of glamourous, pre-Hays code violence. It inevitably ditches the moral complexity of earlier crime films like 1927's Underworld due to tightening pressures from censors, but still displays a far more decadent streak than any of its Production Code-friendly successors would dare. Highly recommended viewing.

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Allison - wrote on 12/21/2007

Paul Muni is not Al Pacino. It's not his fault, but this film is probably one of the only ones that isn't nearly as good as its remake.

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Alex - wrote on 07/05/2007

Despite its similarities to the 80's version, this one is not as good (thankfully not as long though), and not as detailed. I still kind of like seeing the differences. I can see what could have been and the reason for a remake.

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