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Release Date:
23 May 1941 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
User Reviews:
George Cukor at his best See more (38 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
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's
 
Music Department
George Bassman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ernst Matray .... dance director
 
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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:
Director Cukor wanted Anna's recital of her life story to be done in a tired, mechanical fashion, so he had Crawford repeat the multiplication tables over and over until he got the monotonous tone he was looking for. Then, he rolled the cameras.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 Youngest Profession (1943)See more »

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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
George Cukor at his best, 10 November 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

"A Woman's Face" is a film that shows George Cukor, one of the best film directors of all times, at the top of his profession. In fact, this film precedes probably his "Gaslight", which might be one of his best movies he directed. The screen play is by another man who had a knack for adapting theater material for the screen, Donald Ogden Stewart. The combination of both these men give the viewer a film with a rich texture.

This film belongs to Joan Crawford, who carries it with style and panache. This role ranks as one of the most complex Ms. Crawford ever played in the movies. Her characterization was molded by Mr. Cukor who clearly understood how to get a good performance from his star. In fact, Ana Holm, is one of the best things Ms. Crawford portrayed in the movies and she is seen without the excessive makeup.

Conrad Veidt is also one of the assets of the film. He is perfect for his part and holds his own playing against Joan Crawford. Melvyn Douglas, on the other hand, doesn't fare as well, perhaps because of the way his character is written. There are also wonderful performances by Richard Nicholas who is seen as the young boy Lars-Erik. Marjorie Main. Osa Masser, and Reginald Owen are seen in supporting roles.

The film is a must see for all Joan Crawford and George Cukor fans.

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