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Release Date:
23 May 1941 (USA) See more »
THEY CALLED HER A SCARFACED SHE-DEVIL(original poster-all caps) See more »
A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of Crawford's better films See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Anna Holm

Melvyn Douglas ... Dr. Gustaf Segert

Conrad Veidt ... Torsten Barring

Osa Massen ... Vera Segert

Reginald Owen ... Bernard Dalvik
Albert Bassermann ... Consul Magnus Barring

Marjorie Main ... Emma Kristiansdotter

Donald Meek ... Herman Rundvik
Connie Gilchrist ... Christina Dalvik
Richard Nichols ... Lars-Erik
Charles Quigley ... Eric
Gwili Andre ... Gusta
Clifford Brooke ... Wickman
George Zucco ... Defense Attorney
Henry Kolker ... Judge
Robert Warwick ... Associate Judge
Gilbert Emery ... Associate Judge

Henry Daniell ... Public Prosecutor
Sarah Padden ... Police Matron

William Farnum ... Court Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hauk Aabel ... Nurse (uncredited)
Veda Buckland ... Nurse Getting Mirror (uncredited)
Naomi Childers ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Doris Day ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Edmunds ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Court Notary (uncredited)
Robert C. Flasher ... Court Attendant (uncredited)

Gary Gray ... Sailor-Suited Boy in Park (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Mahlon Hamilton ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Lillian Kemble-Cooper ... Nurse (uncredited)
Manart Kippen ... Olaf (uncredited)
Alexander Leftwich ... Magnus Party Guest (uncredited)
James Millican ... Photographer (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lionel Pape ... Einer (uncredited)
George Pauncefort ... Guest (uncredited)
Mary Ellen Popel ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Catherine Proctor ... Mrs. Segerblum (uncredited)
Cecil Stewart ... Pianist (uncredited)

Directed by
George Cukor 
Writing credits
Francis de Croisset (play "Il etait une fois") (as Francis De Croisset)

Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play) and
Elliot Paul (screen play)

Produced by
Victor Saville .... producer
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper (musical score)
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck (director of photography) (as Robert Planck)
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan (film editor)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marvin Stuart .... assistant director (uncredited)
John Waters .... second unit director (uncredited)
Edward Woehler .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Wade B. Rubottom .... associate art director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gile Steele .... wardrobe: men
Music Department
George Bassman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Ernst Matray .... dance director
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #7126)

Did You Know?

"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 »
Continuity: 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 »
[first lines]
Police Matron:That's a fine trick. You know the prisoner's afraid of fire.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Youngest Profession (1943)See more »


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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
One of Crawford's better films, 20 August 1999
Author: wayne malin from Boston MA

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's a wonder this film isn't better known. Well worth seeing, especially if you're a Crawford fan.

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