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Paul Muni as Scarface (1932) on the cover of a foreign promotional booklet.

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The back of this publicity still reads

Caption  “SCARFACE”

P.8  Karen Morley as she appears in “SCARFACE,” Howard Hughes’ sensational gangster film, in which she plays the female lead opposite Paul Muni,  It is her first major film role.

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Osgood Perkins, Vince Barnett, two unidentified actors on either side of Paul Muni, Karen Morley and George Raft in a publicity still in Scarface (1932)

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Paul Muni and Osgood Perkins in a publicity still for Scarface (1932)

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Scarface dances the boss’s girlfriend in front of the boss in Scarface (1932) with Paul Muni, Karen Morley and Osgood Perkins.

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foreign poster for Scarface (1932)

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original Scarface (1932) poster

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Paul Muni, Karen Morley, Vince Barnett, Osgood Perkins and George Raft are part of the gang in Scarface (1932)

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Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak made their screen debuts in Howard Hughes’ independently produced Scarface (1932).  They both went on to lengthy careers through the 50s, with Paul an Oscar winner for The Life of Emile Zola (1935).

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Tony Camonte tears his sister’s dress in an original publicity still for Scarface (1932)

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The first scene of Scarface (1932) is after a party.  A couple of years ago I saw it on a big screen at the El Paso Classic Film Festival, and finally noticed that in the first tracking shot to the burnt out partiers, the camera passes by discarded women’s under garments.

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Paul Muni as Scarface (1932) models his newest suit.

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Vince Barnett, Paul Muni and Karen Morley in a publicity still for Scarface (1932).  Vince would appear in two other films associated with Howard Hawks, Tiger Shark (1932) and The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933).

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Boris Karloff consults with one of his men in a screencap from Scarface (1932)

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Tony Camonte realizes that his wardrobe is not up to the standards of his boss, Johnny Lovvo, in a screencap from Scarface (1932)