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Another Face (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Comedy | 20 December 1935 (USA)
On the run from the New York police on a murder charge, gangster Broken Nose Dawson undergoes plastic surgery to change his appearance, then goes to Hollywood. Posing as millionaire playboy... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Tom Dugan (story) (as Thomas Dugan), Ray Mayer (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Ford ... Joe Haynes - Press Agent
Brian Donlevy ... Broken Nose Dawson / Spencer Dutro III
Phyllis Brooks ... Sheila Barry
Erik Rhodes ... Grimm - Assistant Director
Molly Lamont ... Mary McCall
Alan Hale ... Charles L. Kellar - Studio Head
Jack Randall ... Tex Williams (as Addison Randall)
Paul Stanton ... Bill Branch - Director
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Storyline

On the run from the New York police on a murder charge, gangster Broken Nose Dawson undergoes plastic surgery to change his appearance, then goes to Hollywood. Posing as millionaire playboy Spencer Dutro III, he manages to snag a part as a gangster in a movie from Zenith Studios. The studio's ambitious publicity director decides to make a star out of "Spencer", seeing that as a way to become a producer and not knowing who "Spencer" really is. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The surgeon who did the job was dead. Only the nurse knew what this gangster looked like in his new face. He learned about women from her! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Faces See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The version offered on Turner Classic Movies was adapted from the C&C Television Corp. print of the 1950s, with the C&C logo now replaced with a 1950s RKO Radio Pictures logo, which is incorrect. Its original 1935 logo would have been the earlier Radio Pictures design. See more »

Quotes

Sheila Barry: I've sprained enough ankles to cripple a centipede.
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Connections

Spoofed in Northwest Hounded Police (1946) See more »

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silly but fun
16 June 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Some giagantic plot holes in this one, but it's still kind of fun to watch it all unfold. And of course, the awesome Alan Hale (Gilligan's dad) is in it, and his films are guaranteed fun. Thug "Broken Nose" Dawson (Donlevy) gets a face lift so he can make a clean get-away, but there's still the problem of the surgeon and the nurse who did the surgery. Molly Lamont is "Mary", who tries to get away from it all as well, but fate steps in and she's back in the soup. It's a show within a show premise, with Hale as the studio boss, and Erik Rhodes as his assistant. Rhodes was always "the foreigner with the accent" in the Fred Astair and Ginger Roger films. Some pretty in-consequential roles for Jack Randall, Wallace Ford, and Phyllis Brooks. They are just along for the ride, while we see if Mary can tip off the cops before Dawson recognizes her. It's a typical caper... more complicated than it has to be, running around, getting locked in closets, but it's light hearted and fun. Directed by W.C. Cabanne, in his prime. He had started in silents and made the switch to talkies. Pretty good, but you really have to buy into it all and not look too closely.


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