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The Second Face (1950)

From her hospital bed a woman recounts her life as a "plain Jane" while awaiting plastic surgeries for the injuries she has sustained in an automobile accident.

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Paul Curtis
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Claire Elwood
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Jerry Allison
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Lynn Hamilton
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Allan Wesson
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Mrs. Lockridge
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Dr. Vaughn - Plastic Surgeon
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Floyd Moran
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From her hospital bed a woman recounts her life as a "plain Jane" while awaiting plastic surgeries for the injuries she has sustained in an automobile accident.

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No woman can forgive another woman's beauty!

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"An ounce of flesh and skin on your arm, it means nothing. That same ounce on your face, it's suddenly so important."
27 June 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Static drama about a plain woman (Ella Raines) who is disfigured in a car crash. Plastic surgery not only repairs her face but improves it! Suddenly, she's a great beauty. But she doesn't know that the man who paid for her surgery is the guy who has loved her a long time. She thinks it's this other douchebag so she becomes engaged to him.

I always liked Ella Raines, which is the primary reason I bothered to check this one out. She does an admirable job and the premise has potential but unfortunately it's wasted on a rather dull and claustrophobic soaper. The makeup they use on Raines to make her look ugly was actually pretty convincing. She looks kind of like a homelier Dorothy McGuire. They didn't go overboard and I could believe plastic surgery would actually bring about the changes to her face that it did. Oh, and giving the homely girl the last name of Holmes -- come on, now.


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