Mister Scarface

Mister Scarface (Italian: l Padroni della città) is a 1976 poliziottesco film directed by Fernando Di Leo and starring Jack Palance.

Mister Scarface
Directed byFernando di Leo
Produced byArmando Novelli[1]
Screenplay by
Story byFernando di Leo[2]
Music byLuis Enriquez Bacalov[2]
CinematographyErico Menczer[2]
Edited byAmedeo Giomini[2]
  • Cineproduzioni Daunia '70
  • Seven Star Film Gmbh[1]
Distributed byOver Seas Film Company
Release date
  • 3 December 1976 (1976-12-03) (Italy)
  • 9 December 1977 (1977-12-09) (West Germany)
Running time
98 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • West Germany[1]
Box office₤ 333,059 million


Tony (Harry Baer) is a mob loan collector who is unsatisfied with his position in life, and constantly dreams of living it rich in Brazil with his brother. To make some quick cash, Tony joins the forces of organized crime, making his way up the ladder. Together with Napoli, another mob enforcer, Tony hatches a plan to con mob boss Manzari (Palance) out of a fortune, but Manzari isn't about to let that happen.



Mister Scarface was the last film produced by Daunia 80 Cinematografica, the independent film company that had financed all of director Fernando di Leo's previous films starting with Naked Violence, with the exception of Shoot First, Die Later and Kidnap Syndicate.[3] The film was shot at De Paolis in Rome and on location in Rome.[1]


Mister Scarface was distributed theatrically in Italy by Over Seas Film Company on 3 December 1976.[1] It grossed a total of 333,059,400 Italian lire domestically.[1] It was later released in West Germany as Zwei Supertypen raumen auf in Germany on 9 December 1977 with an 88-minute running time.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Curti 2013, p. 191.
  2. ^ a b c d e Curti 2013, p. 190.
  3. ^ Curti 2013, p. 192.


  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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