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Face to Face (1952)

Two stories. In the first, a sea captain has to conceal a man's presence aboard ship from his crew. In the second, a Wild West lawman has to deal with a troublemaker bent on bloodshed before he can concentrate on matrimony.

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Albert Sharpe ...
First Mate Brown ('The Secret Sharer')
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Second Mate Robinson ('The Secret Sharer')
Alec Harford ...
Smithers ("The Secret Sharer")
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Sheriff Jack Potter ('The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky')
Marjorie Steele ...
Bride ('The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky')
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Scratchy' Wilson ("The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
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Drummer ('The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky')
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Laura Lee ('The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky')
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Frank ("The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
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Two stories. In the first, a sea captain has to conceal a man's presence aboard ship from his crew. In the second, a Wild West lawman has to deal with a troublemaker bent on bloodshed before he can concentrate on matrimony.

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November 1952 (USA)  »

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky  »

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(Western Electric Sound)

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1.37 : 1
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James Mason is seen in ships captain uniform and cap then moments later he's strolling round the deck with no jacket or cap on. See more »

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A very cool film, but why are these movies stuck together?
9 March 2001 | by (Canterbury, NH) – See all my reviews

Face to Face is quite good, but it is, essentially, two different movies based on two different books, stuck back-to-back for no apparent reason. Personally, I think the two stories share a sneaky anti-Christian undercurrent, but other than that they don't share a lot of similarities. The first story is based on a book by Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness), which is about a first-time navel officer who, while on watch, finds a murderous refugee from another ship swimming in the ocean. It had a thoughtful and steady pace, and was fairly serious in its storytelling, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The second story is based on a Stephen Crane book about the gunslinging Marshall of a small western town who gets married in San Antonio. It's a more light-hearted story which is surprisingly funny at times, especially when the town drunk puts on his 6-shooters and decides to stumble around town raising heck. I don't know why these two 40-odd minute movies were stuck together in order to make a feature length film, but it seemed to work pretty well because it told two complete short stories in under 90 minutes. A neat and enjoyable film. Whee!


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