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Stolen Face (1952)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 16 June 1952 (USA)
A doctor repairs a female inmate's disfigured face to match the lovely woman who left him, and marries her, only to find out how abusive she is.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Martin Berkeley (screenplay), Richard H. Landau (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Henreid ... Dr. Philip Ritter
Lizabeth Scott ... Alice Brent / Lily Conover
André Morell ... David
Mary Mackenzie Mary Mackenzie ... Lily Conover
John Wood ... Dr. John 'Jack' Wilson
Susan Stephen ... Betty
Arnold Ridley ... Dr. Russell
Cyril Smith Cyril Smith ... Alf Bixby, Innkeeper
Diana Beaumont ... May
Terence O'Regan Terence O'Regan ... Pete Snipe
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Det. Cutler
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Miss Patten - Fur Department Clerk
Everley Gregg Everley Gregg ... Lady Millicent Harringay
Alexis France Alexis France ... Mrs. Emmett
John Bull John Bull ... Charles Emmett
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Storyline

A plastic surgeon has a brief fling with a concert pianist, then she leaves him to go back to her previous boyfriend. In order to "keep" her, he operates on a patient--a female criminal on the run--and changes her face to duplicate his former lovers. Trouble ensues when the pianist returns to him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A criminal psychopath ... remodeled for love. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Desejo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When playing Lily Conover, Lizabeth Scott's voice is dubbed by Mary Mackenzie. See more »

Connections

Featured in The World of Hammer: Wicked Women (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Rolling Home
("I've Got Six Pence")
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Sung by Paul Henreid and a choir of tavern guests
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#1 Stolen Face
6 January 2018 | by jamstubellSee all my reviews

I have around 80 Hammer films in my movie collection and this is the earliest one (due to its inclusion on "The Mummy" Blu Ray as a special feature). I'm embarking on a Hammer movie marathon for 2018 - viewing them in production order. This film kept me intrigued for most of it's short duration though the ending seemed rushed and lacklustre. Adequate performances from the leads - I have never seen or heard of Paul Henreid or Lizabeth Scott before but I found them both very watchable. The premise is fairly ridiculous and the plot rather lightweight but there were entertaining scenes throughout. The direction and editing was quite good for a low budget black and white film that is 66 years old. 4/10 - Fair


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