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Stolen Face

1952 1h 12m Drama List
Reviews 15% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
A plastic surgeon (Paul Henreid) makes a convict look like the pianist (Lizabeth Scott) he loves, then marries her. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An uneven minor mad scientist horror pic. Rated: B- Aug 6, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Martin B The reason it's a terrific yarn is it's different. Lizbeth Scott gets a chance to show the breadth of her acting skills and as the story evelves we really have no idea which way it will go. All the actors were flawed. Scotts two were a cheater and an ignorant psychopath. Heinrich's was a man so superficial he thought mear beauty was the sum of a persons self worth. The end hokey and convenient for sure but we didn't really know how it would end. Plus we don't know how the characters would move on. Staying together given what the good doctor did and how creepy it was sure didn't make for happy ever after. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/28/24 Full Review Victor T Lizabeth Scott tries her best for a cockney accent when playing the plastic surgery clone of high class self. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Initially compelling noir from Hammer Films that, ultimately, succumbs to a weak ending. Follows the story of a plastic surgeon who attempts to reform (and rehabilitate) a criminal into the image of his lost love. Could have been a winner with a better conclusion, alas . . . Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Its kind of Vertigo of the B movies, i like the atmosphere.... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A film worth adding to your collection. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member If cosmetic surgeons could create faces like Lizabeth Scott's at will, they would be making even more than they earn now, or did half a century ago when A Stolen Face hit theaters. (But then the surgically created evil twin has been a staple of pulp movies up to John Woo's Face/Off). On holiday somewhere in England, Paul Henried, as an M.D., meets up with concert pianist (!) Scott. They fall in love, but she's spoken for. Back in grimy postwar London, he finds a patient horribly scarred in the blitz, refashions her into the spit-and-image of Scott, and marries the impudent baggage (a Cockney fadge with one foot in the gutter and the other on a banana peel). Their marriage, for some reason, does not go well. Re-enter Lizabeth Scott, who now has to play a double role.... The movie's not terrible, at least, though these noirish exercises set in Britain always have a fusty, half-hearted feel to them, more a mug of white tea than a snort of bonded Bourbon. Both Scott and Henried were well into the downslope of their careers -- which may, more than the locale, account for the enervated pace and commitment. 3 stars 10-17-13 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A plastic surgeon (Paul Henreid) makes a convict look like the pianist (Lizabeth Scott) he loves, then marries her.
Director
Terence Fisher
Producer
Anthony Hinds
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Aug 29, 2006
Runtime
1h 12m