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    Scarface (United Artists, 1932). Stills (3) (8" X 10").
    Vintage black and white, single weight, glossy stills. This pre-Code tour de force gangster classic features high caliber performances by Paul Muni, George Raft, Ann Dvorak, and Boris Karloff. The intense violence and realistic portrayal of gangster life caught the attention of censors, who slapped the "The Shame of a Nation" subtitle on its release. Both the director Howard Hawks and screenwriter Ben Hecht would use real-life events in the shaping of the film's script and spend hours interviewing actual gangsters for accuracy. One still has pinholes in the corners, a crease in the left border, stains, and has been trimmed by .25" at the left edge. Another has pinholes in the image and corners, a small tear, and specks in the image. The last still has a small tear in the right border and a faint vertical crease. Fine.


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