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Stolen Face
     

A Stolen Face

Director: Terence Fisher, Paul Henreid, Lizabeth Scott, Andre Morell

Cast: Terence Fisher, Paul Henreid, Lizabeth Scott, Andre Morell

 
Brilliant plastic surgeon Philip Ritter (Paul Henreid) loses the love of his life, concert pianist Alice Brent (Lizabeth Scott), to her manager, David (Andre Morell). As a balm to his wounded pride, Dr. Ritter Henreid makes over a hideously scarred female criminal into the spitting image of the woman who jilted him (the girl is played by Mary McKenzie "before," and,

Overview

Brilliant plastic surgeon Philip Ritter (Paul Henreid) loses the love of his life, concert pianist Alice Brent (Lizabeth Scott), to her manager, David (Andre Morell). As a balm to his wounded pride, Dr. Ritter Henreid makes over a hideously scarred female criminal into the spitting image of the woman who jilted him (the girl is played by Mary McKenzie "before," and, of course, by Lizabeth Scott "after"). Alas, he cannot make over her personality as well, and soon she's run off with her own crooked crowd. A not-bad precursor to Hitchcock's Vertigo, A Stolen Face was produced by Britain's Hammer Films, and distributed in the U.S. by Lippert.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
An intriguing little crime thriller, A Stolen Face is a B-film but pretty entertaining. The premise -- that a plastic surgeon will transform a convict into the image of a woman he loves and then marry her -- is one that many will find hard to take, and not without reason. In other hands, this unbelievable premise could have been the springboard for a serious examination of obsession; here, it's merely the gimmick that propels a romantic melodrama. But if one can accept that it's just a gimmick, one can enjoy the ride. Terence Fisher directs with efficiency and the occasional flash of flair, accepting the limitations of the script and emphasizing its stronger points. He's aided by a good central performance from Paul Henreid and a delightful job from Lizabeth Scott, who gets to show off her good girl/bad girl split in a very deliberate manner. Throw in a few surprising Walter Harvey camera shots, and the result is a moderately engaging little noirish flick.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2014
UPC:
0089859063527
Original Release:
1952
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:12:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Henreid Dr. Philip Ritter
Lizabeth Scott Alice Brent/Lilly
Andre Morell David
Mary Mackenzie Lilly
John Wood Dr. Jack Wilson
Susan Stephen Betty
Arnold Ridley Dr. Russell
Everley Gregg Lady Harringay
Cyril Smith Alf
Janet Burnell Maggie
Grace Gavin Nurse
Diana Beaumont May
Alexis France Mrs. Emmett
John Bull Charles Emmett
Dorothy Bramhall Miss Simpson
Richard Wattis Wentworth
Russell Napier Cutler
Howard Douglas Actor
Frank Hawkins Actor
Bartlett Mullins Actor
William Murray Actor
Hal Osmond Actor
John Warren Actor
Ben Williams Actor
Brookes Turner Actor
Ambrosine Phillpotts Miss Patten

Technical Credits
Terence Fisher Director
Malcolm Arnold Score Composer
C. Wilfred Arnold Production Designer
Martin Berkeley Screenwriter
Walter Harvey Cinematographer
Anthony Hinds Producer
Richard Landau Screenwriter
Maurice Rootes Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stolen Face
1. Chapter 1 [1:02]
2. Chapter 2 [4:28]
3. Chapter 3 [5:16]
4. Chapter 4 [7:24]
5. Chapter 5 [9:35]
6. Chapter 6 [7:59]
7. Chapter 7 [5:51]
8. Chapter 8 [7:20]
9. Chapter 9 [7:28]
10. Chapter 10 [5:08]
11. Chapter 11 [6:48]
12. Chapter 12 [3:04]

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