Scarface

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

Advertisements

Scarface

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.

Scarface

scarface-theredlist1

Karen Morley and Paul Muni in a publicity still for Scarface (1932)

Scarface

Paul Muni as Scarface (1932)

Scarface

scar4

The back of this 1932 publicity still reads

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

Scarface

Paul Muni in a publicity still as Scarface (1932).  The monkey’s cigarette is not lit.

Scarface

Boris Karloff in a scene from Scarface (1932)

Scarface

Ann Dvorak in a scene from Scarface (1932)

Scarface

foreign lobby cards for Scarface (1932)

Scarface

title card (1932)

Scarface

original lobby card (1932)

Scarface

original lobby card (1932)

Scarface

foreign lobby card (1932)

Scarface

 

original lobby card (1932)

 

Scarface

original lobby card (1932)