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Writers:
Martin Berkeley (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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Film debut of John Wood.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Make Over Madness., 25 August 2013
Author: The-Spike from United Kingdom

Stolen Face is directed by Terence Fisher and adapted to screenplay by Martin Berkeley and Richard H. Landau from a story by Alexander Paal and Steven Vas. It stars Paul Henreid, Lizabeth Scott and André Morell. Music is by Malcolm Arnold and cinematography by Walter J. Harvey.

After meeting and falling in love with pianist Alice Brent (Scott), plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Ritter (Henreid) is crushed when she leaves him and reveals she's engaged to another man. Upon being introduced to facially disfigured female convict Lily Conover (Mary Mackenzie), Ritter decides to reconstruct her face to look exactly like Alice...

One of Hammer Film Productions ventures into B grade noir territory, Stolen Face is deliciously bonkers! Set up takes thirty minutes as couple meet in the lovely surroundings of an English country inn, they have whirlwind love and all is lovely and jaunty. Woman runs off to her other life, doctor doesn't think straight and obviously gets more than he bargained for when giving a Pygmalion make over to someone who he himself calls "an ugly social misfit". Original woman comes back into the picture, just as the good doctor's life is in turmoil, and we hurtle to a finale that is going to end bad for one of the three principals.

Ultimately, and if anyone is taking it seriously then they may need some sort of corrective surgery themselves, it's a fun cheapie that lacks the social nous of Behind the Mask (1941), or the psychological smarts of Vertigo (1958). It's driven by its gimmick and nothing else, Henreid and Scott play it right, the latter an American noir darling having fun in the dual role, while it serves as a learning curve for Fisher who would become one of Hammer's greatest horror directors some years later.

Not very noir in reality, certainly visually, and not very memorable all told. But still a decent enough time waster for those who enjoy those sort of mad premise movies that had a glint in their eye. 6/10

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