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Scarface (1932) confronts his wing man, George Raft as Guino RInaldo about his sister Cesca in 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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George Raft and Paul Muni in a foreign publicity still for Scarface (1932)

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foreign publicity still for Scarface (1932)

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

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An X and Paul Muni with a pistol spells doom for George Raft in Scarface (1932).

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Tony Camonte and Guido Rinaldo bring flowers to their next victim in Scarface (1932).

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Vince Barnett, in the middle, is Tony Camonte’s “seck-a-terry” and wing man in Scarface (1932).

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George Raft and Vince Barnett crouch over a victim in Scarface (1932) as Tony Camonte makes a point.

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Paul Muni has plenty of swag in Scarface (1932).

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Scarface (1932) was Howard Hawks’ first sound film, but because of lengthy censorship battles, The Dawn Patrol and The Criminal Code were released first.

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Tony and Guino are newly arrived immigrants to America in Scarface (1932).  Of all the great films associated with Howard Hawks, he was most proud of Scarface because it was made completely apart from the studio system.  Most everyone involved in front and behind the camera were novices in Hollywood, with many going on to great careers with the studios.  Paul Muni, for example, became a big talent for Warner Brothers, winning a Best Actor Oscar for The Story of Louis Pasteur, along with five other nominations.