Scarface

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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Scarface (1932) and his little sister are too close for comfort.

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Tony and Cesca, brother and sister, in Scarface (1932)

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Ann Dvorak and Joan Blondell in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932)

The Crowd Roars

Ann Dvorak and Joan Blondell in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932).  Ann so impressed Howard Hawks in Scarface that he cast her in The Crowd Roars.  The only other actresses who worked for Hawks more than once were Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe and Charlene Holt.

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Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak are both dating auto racing drivers in The Crowd Roars (1932).  He used a similar story, only with three women, in Red Line 7000 (1965).

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Ann Dvorak tries to hold back the coppers in Scarface (1932)

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Ann Dvorak in a publicity still for Scarface (1932).  She was Howard Hawks’ first significant female discovery.  He liked her so much he also cast her in his The Crowd Roars, also released in 1932.  Ann had a successful career with over 90 acting credits through a 1952 tv episode.

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Scarface (1932) is ranked number 7 on Golddberby’s list of Howard Hawks’ 20 Greatest Films,

I would consider this film as his number one.

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James Cagney and Ann Dvorak with Frank McHugh partially hidden in a screencap from The Crowd Roars (1932)

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Ann Dvorak and Frank McHugh in a screencap from The Crowd Roars (1932)

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brother and sister in Scarface (1932)

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Ann Dvorak was one of the four co-stars of The Crowd Roars (1932) with Joan Blondell, James Cagney and Eric Linden.  It was her second film with Howard Hawks, after making a strong impression in Scarface (1932).   Ann worked steadily in Hollywood until 1952.  Her last few credits were on tv.

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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.