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Face of Fire (1959)

 -  Drama  -  9 August 1959 (USA)
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A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.



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Credited cast:
Ned Trescott
Monk Johnson
Bettye Ackerman ...
Grace Trescott
Jake Winter
Miko Oscard ...
Jimmie Trescott
Robert F. Simon ...
The Judge
Al Williams
Howard Smith ...
Sheriff Nolan
Ethel Winter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jill Donohue ...
Bella Kovac
Hjördis Petterson ...
Mrs. Kovac


A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.

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Absorbing, offbeat "what-if" story.
11 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At times, a minor production such as "Marty" becomes a popular classic. That pleasant fate should have befallen "Face of Fire", which is four years newer. Somehow, though, this film is nearly unknown, and the reasons for that escape me. Whatever Graces there are that smile upon certain smaller productions, elevating them to must-see status, have certainly not been equitable. Has anyone ever seen a film in which James Whitmore and Royal Dano are anything less than terrific? I saw "Face of Fire" in theatrical release, as the second half of a double feature. (The main feature? I've forgotten. But "Face of Fire" remains forever burned into memory.) It's thought-provoking, disturbing, and highly recommended to all.

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