Monday
21
Sep
8.30pm
LANDMARK FILM The gangster film comes of age
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Mon
21
Sep
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Monday, 21 September 2015 at 8.30pm
Howard Hawks
  • Crime drama
  • 1932
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 93 mins.
 
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When Chicago crime boss Big Louis Costello is murdered, Johnny Lovo becomes head of the mob with ruthless hitman Tony Camonte as his second in command. Tony soon becomes a loose cannon, ignoring orders from the boss, stirring up trouble with a rival gang and getting rid of anyone who stands in his way. Based on the rise and fall of notorious prohibition-era mobster, Al Capone and inspiring Brian De Palma's 1983 film of the same name, which starred Al Pacino, Hawks' Scarface is a bonafide gangster classic.

Director:

 
Howard Hawks

Screenplay:

 
Ben Hecht, Seton I Miller, John Lee Mahin, W R Burnett, Fred Pasley, from the novel by Armitage Trail.

Cast:

 
Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak and Karen Morely, Osgood Perkins, C Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, Boris Karloff and Howard Hawks.

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