A Woman's Face (1938)
"En kvinnas ansikte" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  8 September 1939 (USA)
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Embittered woman, leader of a criminal gang, has a change of heart.



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Tore Svennberg ...
Anders Henrikson ...
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Gunnar Sjöberg ...
Hilda Borgström ...
Karin Kavli ...
Mrs. Wegert (as Karin Carlson-Kavli)
Erik 'Bullen' Berglund ...
Nyman (as Erik Berglund)
Sigurd Wallén ...
Gösta Cederlund ...
The Count
Magnus Kesster ...
Göran Bernhard ...
Bror Bügler ...
Georg Mark


When she was a child, Anna Holm burned her face. This destroyed her looks, and she has become a mean and bitter woman. She and her 'friends' are black-mailers. One of the victims pay her by letting a plastic surgeon, doctor Wegert, make her beautiful again. Anna becomes a new person and leave the others. She becomes a governess for a young boy, who will inherit a fortune. The boy has an evil uncle, who wants to see the boy dead, so that he will inherit the fortune. He hires Anna's former colleagues as assassins. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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8 September 1939 (USA)  »

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(Peterson Poulsen/AGA Baltic)

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1.37 : 1
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There were two movies made based on the same book/play. The 1941 of the version starred Joan Crawford - a very beautiful, young Joan Crawford - with her remarkable acting talent in full blossom. I have not seen this version of the movie, t am sure Bergman was excellent as well. The 1941 version was very well done with a cast that also included the great (and also young) and handsome Melvyn Douglas. Great supporting cast and great screenplay. A must see if you can find it to rent. See more »


Remade as La mujer marcada (1957) See more »

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Unconvincing acting
5 November 1999 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

The magic of Ingrid Bergman seems to be missing in this movie. Where is her natural talent for acting, that was so evident in Intermezzo? It sounds like she is on a stage, but perhaps you need to understand Swedish to fully hear how artificial her lines sounds. Bergman as a bitter blackmailer does not convince me one bit. The best acting is done by supporting actor Tore Svennberg as the old factory owner, an actor who reminds of British actor C. Aubrey Smith. Another supporting actor, Georg Rydeberg as the heir-not-to-be, was told in acting school that he had absolutely no talent for acting. I wouldn't go that far, but his acting is still undeveloped, .

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