Scarface (1932)

99C1171D-82F0-4F52-9D46-D45CF772F6D3Howard Hawks directs Paul Muni, Osgood Perkins and Ann Dvorak in this gangster movie about the rise of a low level enforcer to mob boss. 

Gets through exactly the same plot as the infamous and overblown Al Pacino remake. But tighter. So tight. Good use of black and white shadow, “X”s visually forewarn all the deaths. Muni is imposing as the ambitious gun while Dvorak impresses in the good sister gone bad role.

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