1952 Stolen Face

Stolen Face – 1952

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
Copyright 1952 by Exclusive Films Ltd.
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person, living or dead
RCA Sound System
Produced at Riverside Studios
Based on an original story by Alexander Paal and Steven Vas

Black & White 72 minutes


Skilled plastic surgeon Phillip Ritter meets and falls in love with concert pianist Alice Brent, but he is devastated when she refuses his offer of marriage and goes away on a concert tour. Determined to recreate her beautiful image, he seeks out a badly scarred prisoner, Lilly, operates on her and marries her. Now he has Alice back, but he cannot change the criminal character behind the mask… Watch the trailer on YouTube


Screenplay by
Art Director
Assistant Director
Production Manager
Speciality Numbers
Hair Stylist
Casting Director
Furs by
Lizabeth Scott’s Wardrobe by
Music by
Recorded by
Solo Pianist
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Produced by
Directed by

Martin Berkeley and Richard Landau
Wilfred Arnold
Maurice Rootes
Jimmy Sangster
Arthur Barnes
Jack Parnell
Bill Salter
Philip Leakey
Bill Griffiths
Nora Roberts
Deanfield of London & Paris
Edith Head
Malcolm Arnold
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Miss Bronwyn Jones
Peter Bryan
Walter Harvey
Anthony Hinds
Terence Fisher


Dr Philip Ritter 
Alice Brent/Lilly 
Dr Jack Wilson 
Dr Russell 
Miss Patton 
Lady Harringay 
Mrs Emmett 
Charles Emmett 
Miss Simpson 
Floor Walker 
Railway Guard 
1st Farmer 
2nd Farmer 

Paul Henreid
Lizabeth Scott
Andre Morell
Mary Mackenzie
John Wood
Arnold Ridley
Susan Stephen
Cyril Smith
Diana Beaumont
Terence O’Regan
Russell Napier
Ambrosine Phillpots
Everley Gregg
Alexis France
John Bull
Richard Wattis
Dorothy Bramhall
Janet Burnell
Grace Gavin
William Murray
John Warren
Anna Turner
Hal Osmond
Philip Vickers
James Valentine
Howard Douglas
Brookes Turnerc


Hollywood actor Paul Henreid’s most famous role is probably as the third side of the triangle, alongside Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, in the all-time classic movie “Casablanca” (1942). In 1964, he directed Bette Davis in the thriller “Dead Ringer” (aka “Dead Image”). Arnold Ridley, who plays Dr Russell in this film, later gained greater fame as the elderly Private Godfrey in the BBC TV sit-com “Dad’s Army”. He also wrote the successful stage play “The Ghost Train”. Andre Morell was a highly respected actor who worked for Hammer on a number of occasions. His other films for the Company include “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1958), “Cash on Demand” (1961), “She” (1965), “The Plague of the Zombies” (1966), “The Mummy’s Shroud” (1966) and “The Vengeance of She” (1967). Edith Head was one of the top film Costume Designers. Her name appears in countless credits and she won eight Oscars – for “The Heiress” (1949), “All About Eve” (1950, b&w), “Samson and Delilah” (1950, colour), “A Place in the Sun” (1951), “Roman Holiday” (1953), “Sabrina” (1954), “The Facts of Life” (1960) and “The Sting” (1972).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection