1952 - BBFC Cert. “A”

Stolen Face

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…

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Production Details

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
Based on an original story by Alexander Paal and Steven Vas
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
London Philarmonic Orchestra

Black & White 72 minutes

Filming Began: 22nd October 1951
UK Release: 23rd June 1952

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London, England

HM Prison Holloway, Parkhurst Road, London – Dr Ritter drives up to the prison to perform the plastic surgery

Stills from film

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Cast & Crew

Red = Uncredited

Original Poster
Stolen Face 1952

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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).

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