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Anna Holm is a blackmailer, who because of a facial scar, despises everyone she encounters. When a plastic surgeon performs an operation to correct this disfigurement, Anna becomes torn between the hope of starting a new life, and a return to her dark past.Written by
This film received its initial television showing in Philadelphia Sunday 28 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Altoona PA 19 May 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Seattle 24 May 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Portland OR 31 May 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by New Haven CT 15 July 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Cincinnati 28 July 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), by Phoenix 8 August 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), by Honolulu 29 September 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), by Syracuse 4 October 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8), by New York City 11 October 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) , by Hartford CT 27 October 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), by Norfolk VA 25 November 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), and by Los Angeles 24 January 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Chicago it was first telecast 27 September 1958 on WBBM (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 6 July 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
When Anna first discusses the potential murder of the child, she alternately has her arms crossed in front of her chest, and outstretched holding a cigarette. See more »
A story more intriguing than 'Mildred Pierce'...an odd and fascinating film...
Joan Crawford has one of her more complex roles and plays it brilliantly in 'A Woman's Face'. It ranks with her work in 'Mildred Pierce' and 'Possessed'. Matching her is Conrad Veidt, always the suave villain (who also specialized in playing Nazi types). Crawford excels as a scarred woman who undergoes plastic surgery to change her life. The situations become more melodramatic as the plot gets thicker and there are a few too many flashbacks--but overall, the effect is a stunning film that makes you think about how one's appearance shapes one's life--for better or worse.
Certain sequences have a stark, no holds barred manner of storytelling, grim and suspenseful--as when Anna Holm considers pushing a child to his death from a cable car. The wintry landscapes and glittering interiors are all handsomely photographed. Melvyn Douglas doesn't register too strongly at all. It's strictly Crawford's picture with some superb help from Conrad Veidt.
The pace is rather leisurely under George Cukor's direction but quickens midway to a smashing climax. By all means, see it. A strong melodrama with some unexpected twists.
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