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Director:
Writers:
Martin Berkeley (screenplay) &
Richard H. Landau (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
16 June 1952 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Paul Henreid ... Dr. Philip Ritter

Lizabeth Scott ... Alice Brent

André Morell ... David
Mary Mackenzie ... Lily Conover
John Wood ... Dr. John 'Jack' Wilson
Susan Stephen ... Betty

Arnold Ridley ... Dr. Russell
Cyril Smith ... Alf Bixby, Innkeeper

Diana Beaumont ... 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
Richard Wattis ... Mr. Wentworth, Store Manager
Dorothy Bramhall ... Miss Simpson - Receptionist
Janet Burnell ... Maggie Bixby
Grace Gavin ... Hospital Presurgical Nurse
William Murray ... Floor Walker
John Warren ... Railway Guard
Anna Turner ... Maid
Hal Osmond ... Photographer
Philip Vickers ... 1st Soldier
James Valentine ... 2nd Soldier
Howard Douglas ... 1st Farmer
Robert Brooks Turner ... 2nd Farmer (as Brookes Turner)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Arrow ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
Frank Hawkins ... 2nd Commercial Traveller (uncredited)
John Lynn ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
Bartlett Mullins ... 3rd Farmer (uncredited)
Jack Parnell ... Drummer in Jazz Club (uncredited)
Ronnie Scott ... Saxophonist in Jazz Club (uncredited)
Ben Williams ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
 
Writing credits
Martin Berkeley (screenplay) &
Richard H. Landau (screenplay)

Alexander Paal (original story) and
Steven Vas (original story)

Produced by
Anthony Hinds .... producer
 
Original Music by
Malcolm Arnold 
 
Cinematography by
Walter J. Harvey (director of photography) (as Walter Harvey)
 
Film Editing by
Maurice Rootes 
 
Casting by
Nora Roberts 
 
Art Direction by
C. Wilfred Arnold  (as Wilfred Arnold)
 
Makeup Department
Bill Griffiths .... hair stylist
Philip Leakey .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Arthur Barnes .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jimmy Sangster .... assistant director
Bill Shore .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alec Gray .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Salter .... sound recordist
Percy Britten .... boom operator (uncredited)
Gordon Everett .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bryan .... camera operator
Neil Binney .... focus puller (uncredited)
Tom Friswell .... clapper loader (uncredited)
John Jay .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edith Head .... wardrobe: Lizabeth Scott
 
Editorial Department
Bill Lenny .... assembly editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bronwyn Jones .... musician: solo pianist (as Miss Bronwyn Jones)
London Philharmonic Orchestra .... music recorded by
Jack Parnell .... composer: specialty number
 
Other crew
Renée Glynne .... continuity (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
72 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
UK:PG | USA:Approved (Certificate #15740) | USA:Not Rated (DVD)

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Trivia:
Film debut of John Wood.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not bad, 16 May 2009
Author: FilmFlaneur from London

In 1950, American producer Robert Lippert formed a business alliance with Hammer studios. Under the agreement, Lippert would provide American acting talent - frequently shop-worn stars or just supporting actors who fancied a profitable trip out of the country - while Hammer would supply the rest of the cast and the production facilities. Together they would split the profits. Famous for his concern with the bottom line, Lippert produced over 140 films between 1946 and 1955, characteristically genre pieces such as I Shot Jesse James or Rocketship XM. For the British deal, most of the films were noir-ish thrillers - and include this title.

Stolen Face (1952) offers the characteristic noir idea of loss, or confusion, of identity often through surgery, as seen in the plots of such titles as Dark Passage (1947), or Hollow Triumph (1958). In the present film, which has echoes of both Pygmalion and Vertigo, a plastic surgeon falls in love with a concert pianist during a vacation, thinks he has lost her to another man, and sets to copy her features when restoring the looks of another woman - incidentally a habitual criminal - whom he thereupon marries. If this sounds far fetched, then it is, but is carried of well enough by the two leads Paul Henreid and Lizabeth Scott, who between them produce sympathetic moments enough during early scenes that almost makes one forget limitations elsewhere. Another standout element of this film is the musical score by the late Malcom Arnold. There is also an interestingly ambiguous ending.

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