Film Details



SCARFACE: THE SHAME OF A NATION
Release Date: 9 Apr 1932
Duration (in mins): 90, 95 or 99
Cast:
Paul Muni (Tony [Camonte])
Ann Dvorak (Cesca [Camonte])
Karen Morley (Poppy)
Osgood Perkins ([Johnny] Lovo)
C. Henry Gordon (Guarino)
Director:
Howard Hawks (Dir)
Richard Rosson
Writer:
Ben Hecht
Seton I. Miller
Producer:
Howard Hughes
E. B. Derr (Supv)
Distribution
Company:
United Artists Corp.
Production
Company:
The Caddo Co.
Summary:
Italian mob leader Big Louie Costillo is killed by Tony Camonte, setting off gang wars over the control of Chicago's bootlegging business. Under orders from their boss Johnny Lovo, Tony and Guino Rinaldo terrorize South side bars to maintain it as Lovo's territory. Afterward, they go on a several month long shooting spree, killing innocent bystanders as well as intended victims. When Tony kills O'Hara, the North side boss, Lovo becomes scared. Poppy, Lovo's mistress, visits Tony, and he sho...