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In this low-budget thriller, Peter Lorre plays Janos Szabo, an immigrant from Hungary who is a skilled craftsman. After he's caught in a fire, his face is horribly scarred; his terrifying appearance makes it impossible for him to get a job. With nowhere else to turn, Janos begins working for the criminal underworld. Janos begins having second thoughts about his life of crime when he falls in love

  1. Arthur Levinson

    Story

  2. Paul Jarrico

    Screenplay

  3. Robert Florey

    Director

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  1. Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

    Janos 'Johnny' Szabo

  2. Evelyn Keyes

    Evelyn Keyes

    Helen Williams

  3. Don Beddoe

    Don Beddoe

    Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara

  4. George E. Stone

    George E. Stone

    Dinky

  5. John Tyrrell

    John Tyrrell

    Watts

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Status Released

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  • January 16, 1941
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 9m

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