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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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Ned Trescott
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Monk Johnson
Bettye Ackerman ...
Grace Trescott
Miko Oscard ...
Jimmie Trescott
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Jake Winter
Robert F. Simon ...
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Al Williams
Howard Smith ...
Sheriff Nolan
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Ethel Winter
Jill Donohue ...
Bella Kovac
Harold Kasket
Althea Orr ...
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Charles Fawcett
Vernon Young
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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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12 July 2003 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Though the film would have been even more profound had they used the African-American version of Monk (as in the Stephen Crane short story, "The Monster"), Whitmore proves himself among the most neglected character actors in film history as the hideously scarred handyman. Band's direction is poignant -- as is the heartbreaking image of Monk, in his straw boater with black veil attached, showing up for a "date" with his freaked out girlfriend. Along with "Battleground" and "Them!" this is among Whitmore's most memorable work.


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