A Woman's Face

A Woman's Face

Director: George Cukor Cast: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt

DVD (Full Frame)

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A remake of the Swedish film of the same name (see entry 55092), MGM's A Woman's Face was reshaped into one of Joan Crawford's best vehicles. Told in flashback from the vantage point of a murder trial, the story concerns a female criminal whose face is disfigured by a hideous scar. The plastic-surgery removal of this disfigurement has profound repercussions, both positive and tragically negative. The film's multitude of subplots converge when Conrad Veidt, Joan's lover and onetime partner in crime, is murdered. Melvyn Douglas costars as the beneficent cosmetic surgeon who becomes Joan's lover, while Osa Massen appears as Douglas' vituperative wife. Making his American screen debut in the role of Veidt's father is Albert Basserman, who spoke no English and had to learn his lines phonetically. Both A Woman's Face and its Swedish predecessor were based on Il Etait Une Fois, a play by Francis de Croiset.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2017
UPC: 0888574475079
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 21,697

Special Features

Vintage Romance of Celluloid Short You Can't Fool a Camera Classic Cartoon Little Cesario Audio-Only Bonus: 2 Radio Adaptations, One with Bette Davis, the Other with Ida Lupino Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Anna Holm
Melvyn Douglas Dr. Gustav Segert
Conrad Veidt Torsten Barring
Osa Massen Vera Segert
Reginald Owen Bernard Dalvik
Albert Basserman Consul Magnus Barring
Richard Nichols Lars Erik
Charles Quigley Eric
Gwili Andre Gusta
Clifford Brooke Wickman
George Zucco Defense Attorney
Henry Kolker Judge
Robert Warwick Associate Judge
Gilbert Emery Associate Judge
Henry Daniell Public Prosecutor
Sarah Padden Police Matron
William Farnum Court Attendant
Veda Buckland Actor
Doris Day Girl at Party
Rex Evans Notary
Robert C. Fischer Court Attendant
Lillian Kemble-Cooper Nurse
Manart Kippen Olaf
Alexander Leftwich Actor
Lionel Pape Einer
George Pauncefort Guest
Mary Ellen Popel Party Girl
Catherine Proctor Mrs. Segerblum
Cecil Stewart Pianist
Connie Gilchrist Christine Dalvik
Marjorie Main Emma Kristiansdotter
Donald Meek Herman Rundvik
Gary Gray Actor

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Elliot Paul Screenwriter
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Wade B. Rubottom Art Director
Victor Saville Producer
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter
Frank Sullivan Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Woman's Face
1. Credits [1:09]
2. Case of Anna Holm [3:19]
3. The Barring Party [3:13]
4. Proprietor's Face [2:12]
5. Missing Items [2:53]
6. Mirrors Verboten [4:39]
7. Out-and-Out Blackmail [4:00]
8. Not So Innocent Tool [2:00]
9. Love Letter Larceny [3:51]
10. Happy Couple's Mercy [2:59]
11. The Doctor's Offer [4:52]
12. Skoal, Satan [6:19]
13. Her New Face [5:42]
14. Reborn [3:11]
15. Family Plot [3:46]
16. New Governess [3:55]
17. Pleasant Dreams [3:33]
18. Party Partners [2:51]
19. Weaving Dance [3:55]
20. A Really New Life [4:04]
21. Deadly Deadline [4:30]
22. Riding for a Possible Fall [5:40]
23. The Emotion of Love [3:49]
24. Attic Confession [4:18]
25. Sworn Truth? [3:01]
26. Sleigh Chase [3:36]
27. Death of a Scoundrel [2:25]
28. The Letter [3:11]
29. I Want To Belong [2:31]
30. Cast List [:42]

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