A Woman's face

United States, 1940

Film
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In Stockholm, a trial for murder takes place - the accused is Anna Holm, a notorious woman believed to have murdered her former lover and partner in crime. The story which unfolds is intense, suspenseful and gripping. The climax is riveting. Joan Crawford will amaze you as Anna Holm, a multi-layered characterization posing intriguing emotional and psychological suggestions. The strange relationship between Anna and the sardonic Jorsten Barring is excitingly brought to dramatic life by Joan Crawford and Conrad Veidt. Melvyn Douglas plays Dr. Segert, the plastic surgeon who turns the scarred Anna Holm into a beautiful woman without erasing the scars of her soul. From the play “Il etait une fois” by Francis De Croisset.

Credits

director

George Cukor

producer

Victor Saville

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

01:42:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39172

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Murder

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → French literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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