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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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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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SHE DID! Not With Just One Man...But Two! (0riginal poster) See more »

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Thriller | Drama

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23 May 1941 (USA)  »

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Erpressung  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 2, 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 Joan Crawford's greatest performances!
23 September 1998 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The fact that Joan Crawford failed to win an Oscar nomination for her magnificent performance in this film is a travesty! Her talents as an actress were never more evident in her portrayal of a bitter woman who hates the world because of her disfigurement.


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