Scarface = the shame of a nation

United States, 1932

Film
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A detailed chronicle of the life of Chicago gangster Al Capone, played by Paul Muni, with Ann Dvorak as an incestuous sister thrown in for good measure. This brutal and graphic film was made in 1931, but its release was delayed by the censors. Based on the novel by Armitage Traill, this film is also known as “the Shame of a Nation”.

Credits

producer

Howard Hughes

Duration

01:25:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1932

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302351

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Italian Americans

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Gangster films

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Capone, Al, 1899-1947

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Crime

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

People → Capone, Al, 1899-1947

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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