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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.

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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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Ann Dvorak in a scene from Scarface (1932)

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James Cagney and Ann Dvorak in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932)

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brother and sister show crime runs in the family in Scarface (1932).

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James Cagney wrestles with his personal demons while Ann Dvorak lends a sympathetic ear in The Crowd Roars (1932).

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Joan Blondell flashes a leg to a preoccupied Ann Dvorak in The Crowd Roars (1932).  Ann got her big break with Howard Hawks in Scarface (1932), filmed in 1930.

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brothers in conflict with their concerned women in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932).

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brother and sister in Scarface (1932)

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Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak are dating auto racing brothers in The Crowd Roars (1932).

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Ann Dvorak as Cesca Camonte, Tony’s sister in Scarface (1932).  Ann was Howard Hawks’ first significant female discovery.  She may only be remembered today for Scarface, but she had 93 acting credits in her career, dating back to three bit parts beginning as four year old Baby Anna Lehr (1916-1920), to a few uncredited bits 1929-30, through a few tv episodes 1950-1952.

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Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak are brother and sister in Scarface (1932)

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Ann Dvorak and James Cagney in The Crowd Roars (1932)

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Joan Blondell in a pose from The Crowd Roars (1932) Howard Hawks recycled for Barbara Stanwyck with Gary Cooper in Ball of Fire (1942) and then again for Virginia Mayo in its remake A Song is Born (1948).