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A Woman's Face Details


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 [[Feature~V165636~Il Etait Une Fois~ilétaitunefois]], a play by Francis de Croiset. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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


George Cukor
Victor Saville
Donald Ogden Stewart
Elliot Paul
Robert Planck
Bronislau Kaper
Composer (Music Score)
Costume Designer