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Paul Muni throws a punch at a rival in Scarface (1932) as his boss Osgood Perkins looks on approvingly.

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foreign poster for Scarface (1932)

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publicity still for Scarface (1932).  Rip-off artist supreme Brian DePalma used the “The World is Yours” sign in his remake with Al Pacino.

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Vince Barnett as Angelo, to the left of Paul Muni, is the “seck-a-terry” to Scarface (1932).  He’s about as smart as secretary Miss Laurel, Marilyn Monroe in Howard Hawks’ comedy “Monkey Business.”

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the cops are hot on the trail of Scarface (1932)

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Paul Muni and George Raft in a publicity still for Scarface (1932)

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print ad for Scarface (1932)

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spoiler alert for Scarface (1932)

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behind the scenes of Scarface (1932) with a dancing group of extras

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The shadow on the wall is an ominous sign for this hospital patient in a re-release publicity still for Scarface (1932).

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Inez Palange with her two children, Ann Dvorak and Paul Muni, in Scarface (1932).  Inez was born in Naples, Italy, and had 75 credits from 1930 to a 1958 tv episode, although most of her parts were uncredited bits.

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Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak are brother and sister in Scarface (1932).  This was not technically Ann’s film debut, as she had three credits as Baby Anna Lehr (1916-20),  and 30 uncredited bits (1929-1931).  Howard Hawks was so pleased with his discovery, she was cast again with Hawks in The Crowd Roars (1932), as James Cagney’s girlfriend.

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Paul Muni as Scarface (1932)

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Paul Muni in his screen debut as Scarface (1932).  He was discovered on the New York stage in Yiddish theater.

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Paul Muni in a publicity still as Scarface (1932).  This was Howard Hawks’ first sound film, after eight silent films at 20th Century Fox.  While Scarface’s release was held up by the censors, Hawks made and released The Dawn Patrol (1930) at Warner Brothers and The Criminal Code (1931) at Columbia.