Sunday, August 28, 2011

Scarface (1932)

Director(s): Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson. Cast: Paul Muni, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, Ann Dvorak, George Raft, Boris Karloff. 93 min. Rated PG. Crime/Film-Noir.

And you thought the DePalma/Pacino version was a masterpiece. Not only all the story elements of the 1983 remake of Scarface are based on this original (all the way down to "The World is Yours" sign), but also Pacino and Pfeiffer's personas are exactly molded on this film's main characters - which makes it a very noteworthy classic. If you think you can't be entertained by a movie written more than 80 years ago, think again. Muni's performance as Scarface alone is enough to keep you going.

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