Scarface (1932) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Scarface

Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson, 1932

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Scarface
Armitage Trail, 1929

Scarface is a movie directed by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson in 1932 and based on the book of the same name by Armitage Trail, first published in 1929. The movie features Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, and others.

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RATING

7.8

/ 10

Movie Poster: Scarface (Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson, 1932)

7.4

/ 10

Book Cover: Scarface (Armitage Trail, 1929)

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Storyline

In 1920s Chicago, Italian immigrant Antonio Camonte acts on the orders of Italian mafioso John Lovo and kills Louis Costillo, the leading crime boss of the city’s South Side. However, Johnny repeatedly warns Tony not to mess with the Irish gangs led by O’Hara, who runs the North Side. She visits his apartment where he shows her his view of an electric billboard advertising Cook’s Tours, which features the slogan which inspires him: The World Is Yours.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Scarface, the 1932 movie by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson

Year

1932

Minutes

93

Movie Rate

7.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

Scarface

Original title: Scarface: The Shame of the Nation

Country: USA

Year: 1932

Length: 1h33m

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Cover of Scarface, the 1929 book by Armitage Trail

Year

1929

Pages

186

Book Rate

7.44

S: Goodreads

Book

Scarface

Country: USA

First published in: 1929

Length: 186 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Scarface (1983)
Movie by Brian De Palma

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Scarface, the 1932 movie by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson

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Cover of Scarface, the 1929 book by Armitage Trail

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Scarface, the 1932 movie by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson

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25% No

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3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Scarface, the 1929 book by Armitage Trail

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36% No

7 votes

4 votes

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