Howard Hawks (director)
Armitage Trail (novel)
Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett (screenwriter)
Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins (starring)

N.p. N.p., 1932. Two vintage reference photographs from the 1932 film, showing actors Paul Muni, George Raft, Karen Morley, Purnell Pratt, and others.

Based on the 1930 book by Armitage Trail, which was in turn based on the true exploits of notorious Prohibition-era mob boss and bootlegger Al Capone. Along with "Public Enemy" (released only a few months prior), generally considered to be the quintessential American gangster film, one that Capone himself came to embrace and even screen in his home.

Set in Chicago.

Both photos 10 x 8 inches. Near Fine and Very Good plus respectively. First photo (Muni and Morley dancing) has two short closed tears at the top edge, repaired with conservator's tape on the verso.

National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema. Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies. Penzler 101. Grant US.

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