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Corruption (1968)

Approved | | Horror | December 1968 (UK)
A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiancée.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sir John Rowan
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Lynn Nolan
Noel Trevarthen ...
Steve Harris
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Val Nolan
David Lodge ...
Groper
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Mike Orme
Wendy Varnals ...
Terry
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Rik
Vanessa Howard ...
Kate
Marian Collins ...
Girl in the Flat (International version)
Jan Waters ...
Girl in the Flat (UK version)
Phillip Manikum ...
Georgie
Alexandra Dane ...
Sandy
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Girl in the Train
Diana Ashley ...
Claire
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A surgeon discovers that he can restore the beauty to his girlfriend's scarred face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from their pituitary gland. However, the effects only last for a short time, so he has to kill more and more women. It is ultimately a killing spree which ends with considerable death and disaster. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Foreign versions of this film replaced Jan Waters in the role of the first victim with Marianne Morris, who played the murder scene topless. See more »

Quotes

Mike Orme: I made you!
Lynn Nolan: You think you made me? It was me that made you, sweetheart. My face! Who are you? Cameras, lights, lens. The only thing that you ever had was *me*. My face!
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Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005) See more »

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Cushing and Lloyd save it
24 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Story of a brilliant doctor (Peter Cushing) in love with a beautiful younger woman (Sue Lloyd). During a fight at a party they're at, Lloyd becomes disfigured when a flood lamp falls on her face. Cushing becomes obsessed at restoring her beauty and will do anything to do it--even murder.

Plot wise this has been done before (most notably in the French film "Eyes Without a Face") but this isn't totally without merit. Cushing is excellent as a man who is driven to murder for his lover. You can see that he hates doing it but feels he has to. Lloyd, surprisingly, is not an innocent woman. She knows he's killing for her and actually spurs him on! Aside from those two performances though this is pretty by the numbers...except for an incredibly silly ending which had me laughing out loud! Also there is incredibly inappropriate music blaring sometimes on the soundtrack that's totally out of place. This is pretty much forgotten and it's easy to see why. Worth catching though for Cushing's acting alone.


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