Overall Rank: 3272
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 50
Theatrical Release Date: 04/09/1932
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.
Quick Movie Reviews
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.
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.
Alex - wrote on 07/04/2007
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.
Related Movie Lists
Recent Movie Talk Posts
No posts have been made on this movie yet. Be the first to start talking about Scarface!