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Eyes Without a Face (1960) More at IMDbPro »Les yeux sans visage (original title)

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Eyes Without a Face -- At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter's disfigured countenance--at a horrifying price. Eyes Without a Face, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju, is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre.
Eyes Without a Face -- Secluded in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured face—but at a horrifying price.


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24 October 1962 (USA) See more »
A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Pierre Brasseur ... Docteur Génessier

Alida Valli ... Louise
Juliette Mayniel ... Edna Grüber
Alexandre Rignault ... Inspector Parot
Béatrice Altariba ... Paulette (as Beatrice Altariba)
Charles Blavette ... L'homme de la fourrière (as Blavette)
Claude Brasseur ... Un inspecteur
Michel Etcheverry ... Le docteur Lherminier - médecin légiste / Forensic surgeon
Yvette Etiévant ... La mère (as Yvette Etievent)
René Génin ... Emile Tessot
Lucien Hubert ... Un homme au cimetière
Marcel Pérès ... Un homme au cimetière (as Marcel Pères)
François Guérin ... Jacques Vernon (as Francois Guerin)

Edith Scob ... Christiane Génessier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
France Asselin ... (uncredited)
Charles Bayard ... Un homme à la conférence (uncredited)
Gabrielle Doulcet ... Une admiratrice (uncredited)
Corrado Guarducci ... (uncredited)
Brigitte Juslin ... (uncredited)
Charles Lavialle ... Le concierge (uncredited)
Max Montavon ... (uncredited)
Jimmy Perrys ... Un homme à la morgue (uncredited)

Directed by
Georges Franju 
Writing credits
Jean Redon (novel)

Pierre Boileau (adaptation) (as Boileau-Narcejac) &
Thomas Narcejac (adaptation) (as Boileau-Narcejac) &
Jean Redon (adaptation) &
Claude Sautet (adaptation)

Pierre Gascar (dialogue)

Produced by
Jules Borkon .... producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Eugen Schüfftan (director of photography) (as Eugen Shuftan)
Film Editing by
Gilbert Natot 
Production Design by
Auguste Capelier 
Art Direction by
Margot Capelier 
Costume Design by
Marie Martine (gowns) (as Marie-Martine)
Makeup Department
Georges Klein .... makeup artist
Marcelle Testard .... hair stylist
Production Management
Margot Capelier .... assistant production manager
Pierre Laurent .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Sautet .... assistant director
Art Department
Claude Moesching .... assistant art director
Jacques Mély .... assistant art director (as Jacques Mely)
Albert Volper .... set dresser
Sound Department
Antoine Archimbaud .... sound
Special Effects by
Charles-Henri Assola .... special effects (as Henri Assola)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Brard .... assistant camera
Jean-Louis Castelli .... still photographer
Robert Schneider .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Denise Natot .... assistant editor
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... musical director
Other crew
Ginette Diamant-Berger .... script supervisor
Marcel Lesourd .... animal trainer
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les yeux sans visage" - France (original title)
"The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus" - USA (dubbed version)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:16 | Australia:M (2007) | Finland:K-15 (2010) | Finland:(Banned) (1962) | France:-16 | France:U (2007) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | UK:15 (2007) | UK:18 (1995) | UK:X (1959) (cut) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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The film made its debut in Paris on March, 2nd 1960.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In her first scene, Christiane says that her father has removed all the mirrors from the house. But when the doctor carries an unconscious Edna out of the parlor, their reflections can be seen a mirror beside the fireplace.See more »
Louise:She trusts you this time. I trust you.
Doctor Génessier:Me, I'm hoping, that's all.
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and hideous at once, 6 October 1999
Author: Stephen-12 from London, England

This is one of those oddities that makes an interest in cinema worthwhile. Like the equally atmospheric Carnival of Souls, it was made by a director whose primary activity lay in documentaries, and can very much be regarded as a 'one-off'.

Franju's vision is at once beautiful and emetic: on the one hand, we have the stunning face of Edith Scob, the weird sight of her masked figure running into the night, the sequences which are held for longer than seems natural; on the other hand, arguably the most nauseating operation scenes committed to film (and somehow more unpleasant for being in black and white). The atmosphere is one of quiet poetry, but the juxtaposition with horror makes it unusual and effective. A connoisseur's delight. 9 out of 10. See it, if you can stomach it.

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