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Stolen Face (1952)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 16 June 1952 (USA)
A doctor repairs a female inmate's disfigured face to match the lovely woman who left him, and marries her, only to find out how abusive she is.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Philip Ritter
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Alice Brent / Lily Conover
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David
Mary Mackenzie ...
Lily Conover
John Wood ...
Dr. John 'Jack' Wilson
Susan Stephen ...
Betty
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Dr. Russell
Cyril Smith ...
Alf Bixby, Innkeeper
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May
Terence O'Regan ...
Pete Snipe
Russell Napier ...
Det. Cutler
Ambrosine Phillpotts ...
Miss Patten - Fur Department Clerk
Everley Gregg ...
Lady Millicent Harringay
Alexis France ...
Mrs. Emmett
John Bull ...
Charles Emmett
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A plastic surgeon has a brief fling with a concert pianist, then she leaves him to go back to her previous boyfriend. In order to "keep" her, he operates on a patient--a female criminal on the run--and changes her face to duplicate his former lovers. Trouble ensues when the pianist returns to him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Cross this dame off your list ... wrong for any man ... desired by all ! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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16 June 1952 (USA)  »

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A Máscara do Desejo  »

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When playing Lily Conover, Lizabeth Scott's voice is dubbed by Mary Mackenzie. See more »

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Edited into ITV Television Playhouse: Stolen Face (1956) See more »

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Saratoga
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Music by Eric Winstone
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Lizabeth Scott x2
15 January 2008 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

"A Woman's Face" meets "A Stolen Life." Paul Henreid is a famed, highly principled plastic surgeon. We see him refusing to work on a society matron who is beyond his help. He is taken to meet a badly scarred young criminal. She isn't terribly nice but he is intrigued and takes on the case pro bono.

He is then persuaded to take a vacation. On his trip he meets a concert pianist. She is none other than Lizabeth Scott! Well, add to the movies this resembles, though in this case considerably predates, the classic "Vertigo." We can also toss "Pygmalion" int the pot, though Scott is no Wendy Hiller.

I can't give too much away but you can guess who the bad girl ends up looking like after surgery.

Scott is quite good. She given a little more range than some of her other movies gave her and she does well. The rest of the cast is good too.

The movie is, I suppose, film noir. I wouldn't say it's campy. But it is fun.


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