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Tully Marshall as the local newspaper’s managing editor in a screencap from Scarface (1932).  Tully was also one of the professors in Howard Hawks’ Ball of Fire (1942)

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Paul Muni as Scarface (1932) and Osgood Perkins as Johnny Lovo in a screencap from Scarface (1932).  Osgood was the father of Anthony “Norman Bates” Perkins.

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Paul Muni romances’ the boss’ girl in a screencap from Scarface (1932)

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Paul Muni on the phone in a publicity still for Scarface (1932)

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Scarface (1932) dvd cover with Paul Muni colorized to make it look more like the 1983 Al Pacino version.  The original version finally premiered Mar 31, 1932 in New Orleans, with a wider release on Apr 9.

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The publicity still is more provocative than the screencap from Scarface (1932)

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The original posters for Scarface (1932) highlighted Howard Hughes’ involvement, as he was a big media star of the day.  Howard Hawks was not always credited.   It was Howard’s 11th film to be released as director, and the first sound film he made.

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Paul Muni as Scarface (1932) with his pet monkey.  The monkey’s cigarette is not lit.  I’ve posted this image before but never so large and with such definition.

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original British poster for Scarface (1932)

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original poster for Scarface (1932), released through United Artists by the short lived Astor Pictures Corp.

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Paul Muni and Osgood Perkins both move to light Karen Morley’s cigarette in a scene from Scarface (1932)

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Paul Muni shows off his new toy to Karen Morley, Vince Barnett, George Raft, Osgood Perkins and others in his gang, in a scene from Scarface (1932)

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Paul Muni in a publicity still as Scarface (1932)

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Vince Barnett as the dim-witted “seckaterry” in a publicity still for Scarface (1932)

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Paul Muni in an early publicity still, perhaps even before Scarface (1932).  By the time it was finally released, after almost two years delay, Paul had secured a long term contract with Warner Brothers.  His first film there was I Was a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932).