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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Paul Muni
Ann Dvorak
Karen Morley
Osgood Perkins
Directors
Howard Hawks
Screenwriters
Ben Hecht
Seton I Miller
John Lee Mahin
WR Burnett
Fred Pasley
Running Time
89 minutes

Scarface
Gangster classic loosely based on Al Capone.


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Plot
Gangster Tony Camonte rises in the Chicago rackets, mostly by murdering his bosses. Obsessively devoted to his sister, Camonte takes over the town – but a policeman vows to destroy his empire.


Verdict
Atmospheric, mesmerising and darkly humourous with a sizzling script and cast. This is a true classic of its genre.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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