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Face to Face (1952)

Two stories. In the first, a sea captain has to conceal a man's presence aboard ship from his crew. In the second, a Wild West lawman has to deal with a troublemaker bent on bloodshed before he can concentrate on matrimony.

Writers:

James Agee (adaptation), Joseph Conrad (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Mason ... The Captain ('The Secret Sharer')
Gene Lockhart ... Capt. Archbold ('The Secret Sharer')
Michael Pate ... Leggatt ("The Secret Sharer")
Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe ... First Mate Brown ('The Secret Sharer')
Sean McClory ... Second Mate Robinson ('The Secret Sharer')
Alec Harford Alec Harford ... Smithers ("The Secret Sharer")
Robert Preston ... Sheriff Jack Potter ('The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky')
Marjorie Steele ... Bride ('The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky')
Minor Watson ... Scratchy' Wilson ("The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
Dan Seymour ... Drummer ('The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky')
Olive Carey ... Laura Lee ('The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky')
James Agee ... Frank ("The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
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Storyline

Two stories. In the first, a sea captain has to conceal a man's presence aboard ship from his crew. In the second, a Wild West lawman has to deal with a troublemaker bent on bloodshed before he can concentrate on matrimony.

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Genres:

Western | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Theasquare Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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James Mason is seen in ships captain uniform and cap then moments later he's strolling round the deck with no jacket or cap on. See more »

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Two great writers, and a screenplay by James Agee
24 April 2013 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Those are two totally different stories, one might ask what brings them together, and most will find no answer, but I will. Stephen Crane and Joseph Conrad are the the two most meaningful writers I have ever read. "The Outcast of the Islands", "Lord Jim" and "The Red Badge of Courage" have reached into me the way no other book did. The first half of the film, based on Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" is about a captain (James Mason) unsure of himself, becoming through a crisis more of a man. The second half, from a story of Stephen Crane "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" is about a Marshall, (Robert Preston), who just got married (Marjorie Steele excellent as the bride) traveling for the first time in a Pullman to his home town where he will meet a man who wants to kill him. There is no better example of how a good screenplay (James Agee) can make a film that otherwise would seem like a TV movie, become such a delight to see.


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