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A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed  -  Thriller | Drama  -  23 May 1941 (USA)
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A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

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Dr. Gustaf Segert
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Torsten Barring
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Vera Segert
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Bernard Dalvik
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Consul Magnus Barring
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Emma Kristiansdotter
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Herman Rundvik
Connie Gilchrist ...
Christina Dalvik
Richard Nichols ...
Lars-Erik Barring
Charles Quigley ...
Eric
Gwili Andre ...
Gusta
Clifford Brooke ...
Wickman
George Zucco ...
Defense Attorney
Henry Kolker ...
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Storyline

Anna Holm is a blackmailer, who because of a facial scar, despises everyone she encounters. When a plastic surgeon performs an operation to correct this disfigurement, Anna becomes torn between the hope of starting a new life, and a return to her dark past. Written by Kelly

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HOW COULD THIS WOMAN WIN A MAN'S LOVE...HIS KISSES...HIS EMBRACES...? (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Thriller | Drama

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23 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Erpressung  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 19, 1942 with Conrad Veidt reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When Anna first discusses the potential murder of the child, she alternately has her arms crossed in front of her chest, and outstretched holding a cigarette. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Police Matron: That's a fine trick. You know the prisoner's afraid of fire.
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One of Crawford's better films
20 August 1999 | by (Boston MA) – See all my reviews

Crawford has one of the more complex roles ever given her. Playing a scarred woman who hates everything and everybody, she shows depth in her performance that she'd never shown before. Director Cukor got her to tone done her usual overacting (no mean feat) and she beautifully underplays the role. Exciting story, beautiful settings, good acting, incredible directing...it's a wonder this film isn't better known. Well worth seeing, especially if you're a Crawford fan.


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