Cinema: Another Shot at Scarface

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

Al Capone has a compelling fascination for actors. Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger and Paul Muni have all had their shots at Scarface. Now it is Jason Robards' turn.

In this flat-footed travelogue of Gangland, 1929, Capone is champion of bootlegging, extortion and all other racket sports. The simple art of murder has placed him at the top alone—until George ("Bugs") Moran begins muscling in on Chicago's North Side. "I want that son of a bitch hit!" rages Al, and assigns exterminators to get rid of the Bugs in his operation. On Feb. 14, a bunch of thugs...

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