The Face Behind the Scar (1937)

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James Martin and Carol Wall have plans to elope, but a fight with her father's solicitor ends in murder committed by an unknown third-party, and Martin is hunted for the crime, knowing the ... See full summary »


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30 January 2020 | richardchatten
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| The Face of Another
This is not an earlier version of Max Varnel's 1961 Danzigers quickie of the same name, although it it does also share a certain morbidity of subject; involving as it does a hero who returns after an absence of four years supposedly disfigured in a laboratory explosion and rendered unrecognisable by a couple of faint scars, a different hairstyle and the loss of his moustache.

Well photographed by veteran cameraman Jimmy Wilson but otherwise pedestrian and badly acted (except for Ellis Jeffreys as the heroine's mother commenting wryly from the sidelines, and Sylvia Marriott as the nice girl left back in the Transvaal who the hero should have married).

Victor Hanbury called it a day as a director after making this film, and is now best-known for the film he signed but didn't direct, 'The Sleeping Tiger', on which he 'fronted' for blacklistee Joseph Losey.

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