Plot – Young killer Tony Camonte becomes the bodyguard of a mafia boss. Helped by his friend Rinaldo, he seizes power. Tony is morbidly obsessed with his sister and makes the mistake of killing Rinaldo when he learns that he has married the girl. The police gets on his trail for the murder. The film is a classic. The figure of the young gangster, who is violent, cynical, amoral, and ambitious, is inspired by young Al Capone. However, it is characterized by a tragic dimension, which makes the character a negative hero. The ambiguity of this character forced the producers to release the film with a moralistic prologue. The film is one of Hawks' masterpieces and one of the best movies of the '30s. Masterful screenplay by Ben Hecht, perfect rhythm, the piano-opening sequence is famous.
All actors – Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff, Purnell Pratt, Tully Marshall, Inez Palange, Edwin Maxwell, Henry Armetta, Gus Arnheim, Eugenie Besserer, Maurice Black, William Burress, Gino Corrado, Virginia Dabney, William B. Davidson, James Durkin, Eddie Fetherston, Paul Fix, Francis Ford, Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra, Jean Harlow, Howard Hawks, Brandon Hurst, John Kelly, Hank Mann, Dennis O'Keefe, Jack Perry, Pedro Regas, Warner Richmond, Constantine Romanoff, Bert Starkey, Charles Sullivan, Harry Tenbrook, Helen C. Thompson, Nick Thompson, Ellinor Vanderveer, Harry J. Vejar, Douglas Waltonshow all
“Scarface” Quotes 11 quotes
“They'll be shooting each other like rabbits for the control of the booze business!”
“Everytime I see you, you look better.”
“This fellow's got ideas I don't like.”
“He hurt you. He hurt you. He hurt everybody.”
“- Poppy: Why don't you get yourself a girl, Tony?
- Tony: I'm working on that now.
- Poppy: Yeah? Well, don't tire yourself out.”
“In this business there's only one law you gotta follow to keep out of trouble: do it first, do it yourself and keep on doing it.”