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A Woman's Face
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23 May 1941 (USA) See more »
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THEY CALLED HER A SCARFACED SHE-DEVIL(original poster-all caps) See more »
Plot:
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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She's a `cold-blooded, ruthless little Galatea' - or is she? See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (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 Barring
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  and
Elliot Paul 

Produced by
Victor Saville .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper 
 
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck  (as Robert Planck)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marvin Stuart .... assistant 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 believed to be complete


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

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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:
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 »
Quotes:
[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 Miracle of Sound (1940)See more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
She's a `cold-blooded, ruthless little Galatea' - or is she?, 8 October 2001
Author: modern_maiden from Vancouver, Canada

This film may surpass even Joan Crawford's Oscar-winning performance in `Mildred Pierce' as the best of her career. `A Woman's Face' is part courtroom drama, part mystery, and unfolds in the form of flashbacks through the eyes of no less than half a dozen questionable characters. Crawford plays Anna Holm, a facially scarred woman whose disfigurement has led her to an embittered life of crime.

Melvyn Douglas is perfectly cast as the handsome and heroic Dr. Segert, and Conrad Veidt plays Torsten Barring, the despicable charmer. Crawford's interpretation of a genuinely mean-spirited and heartless Anna develops into a complex character who wins our sympathy despite her evil intentions. It's a breath of fresh air to see Crawford not made up glamorously. There are no dazzling gowns or mascara-ed lashes to distract the viewer from Crawford's fabulous performance.

With a brilliant supporting cast (including the adorable Richard Nichols as the 4 year-old Lars-Erik, and Marjorie Main as the suspicious housekeeper), `A Woman's Face' ranks among the best Crawford films of all time. It is a must-see for anyone who wishes to see a well-made, fascinating tale of intrigue, love and human frailty.

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