As to be expected of this Corman-produced bloodbath, the violence is excessive and the characters are an army of death-dealing thugs. Surprisingly, however, this film has high production values and does a good job depicting the gangland events and personalities as they really were in
1920s Chicago. Even though he's all wrong as Capone--too thin, too old, and certainly too intelligent--Robards gives a bravura performance as Scarface, Chicago's public menace No. 1. With Frees narrating a blow-by-blow description of events, heralding the carnage to follow as if he were giving the
background to the Declaration of Independence, the story of Chicago's gangland wars unfol...