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The Face Behind the Scar (1937)

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69 min | Drama, Romance

James Martin and Carol Wall have plans to elope, but a fight with her father's solicitor ends in murder committed by an unknown third-party, and Martin is hunted for the crime, knowing the solicitor was alive when he left him. Carol ...See moreJames Martin and Carol Wall have plans to elope, but a fight with her father's solicitor ends in murder committed by an unknown third-party, and Martin is hunted for the crime, knowing the solicitor was alive when he left him. Carol refuses to speak to him, and he escapes on a ship to South Africa. There, he is the victim of an accident that disfigures his face, and he returns to England to clear his name, believing he won't be recognized. Other than by everybody who knew him, it turns out. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Victor Hanbury (as W. Victor Hanbury)
Writers
Rudolph Lothar (from the original play by) | Ákos Tolnay (screen story) | Reginald Long (scenario & dialogue)
Composer
Cinematographer
James Wilson (photography by)
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Updated May 7, 1937

Release date
Feb 29, 1940 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Griffith Jones
James Martin James Martin   See fewer
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Rosalyn Boulter
Carol Wall Carol Wall   See fewer
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Cecil Ramage
John Forbes John Forbes   See fewer
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Ellis Jeffreys
Lady Wall Lady Wall   See fewer
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Athole Stewart
Sir Patrick Wall Sir Patrick Wall   See fewer
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James Harcourt
Johnson Johnson   See fewer
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Tarva Penna
Actor (as Tarver Penna) Actor (as Tarver Penna)   See fewer
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Peter Gawthorne
Sir Herbert Tompkin Sir Herbert Tompkin   See fewer
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Howard Douglas
Mr. Van Der Geun Mr. Van Der Geun   See fewer
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David Farrar
Dr. Young (uncredited) Dr. Young (uncredited)   See fewer
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Constance Godridge
Esme (uncredited) Esme (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edie Martin
Mrs. Stevens (uncredited) Mrs. Stevens (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Scott
Peters (uncredited) Peters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

5.5 / 10 | 28 votes