1932. USA. Howard Hawks. 99 min.
Friday, September 24, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1932. USA. Directed by Howard Hawks. With Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, George Raft. This twisted variation on Hawks’s usual depictions of the professional worlds of aviators, cowboys, and newspaper reporters, together with the reimportation of Muni from Broadway, lends Scarface, with its almost Shakespearean plot, a gravitas that far outpaces its predecessors in the genre. Scarface challenged industry censorship with its portrait of criminals enjoying their work. 99 min.