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A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 9 May 1941 (USA)
A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anna Holm
... Dr. Gustaf Segert
... Torsten Barring
... Vera Segert
... Bernard Dalvik
... Consul Magnus Barring
... Emma Kristiansdotter
... Herman Rundvik
... Christina Dalvik
... Lars-Erik
... Eric
... Gusta
Clifford Brooke ... Wickman
... Defense Attorney
... Judge
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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 Kelly

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HOW COULD THIS WOMAN WIN A MAN'S LOVE...HIS KISSES...HIS EMBRACES...? (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Erpressung  »

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Trivia

Director Cukor wanted Anna's recital of her life story to be done in a tired, mechanical fashion, so he had Crawford repeat the multiplication tables over and over until he got the monotonous tone he was looking for. Then, he rolled the cameras. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Police Matron: That's a fine trick. You know the prisoner's afraid of fire.
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Referenced in The Goddess (1958) See more »

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One of Joan Crawford's greatest performances!
23 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

The fact that Joan Crawford failed to win an Oscar nomination for her magnificent performance in this film is a travesty! Her talents as an actress were never more evident in her portrayal of a bitter woman who hates the world because of her disfigurement.


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