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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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Bella Kovac
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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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Stephen Crane's Suspense Story of the MAN WHO LOST HIS FACE! See more »

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A fine study of human fear
27 July 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

One of the most disturbing movies ever made. James Whitmore plays a popular, good-looking, engaged, and successful man. He then bravely rescues a friends young son one night during a fire, but is knocked unconscious and has burning liquid pour all over his face turning him into a hideously deformed "monster". It turns out he has brain damage causing him to later act eccentric and illogically - such as paying a surprise visit to his now former fiance, as though nothing had changed, which was an especially disturbing scene. The reactions of all, including the rescued child, to him is the theme of the movie. Worth seeing, but not on video as of yet.


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