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Status: Released

Runtime: 69

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Language: en

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Content Score: 93

5.5/10 (5 votes)


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


What fiendish fury turns man into monster?


Director: Robert Florey
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Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre
as Janos 'Johnny' Szabo

Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes
as Helen Williams

Don Beddoe

Don Beddoe
as Lt. James 'Jim' O'Har…

George E. Stone

George E. Stone
as Dinky

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A review by John Chard

The face behind the mask, it's mutated, hideous, a horrible nightmare. Out of which I can never awake.

The Face Behind The Mask is directed by Robert Florey and collectively written by Paul Jarrico, Arthur Levinson and Allen Vincent. It stars Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe and George E. Stone. Music is by Sidney Cutner and cinematography by Franz Planer.

Hungarian immigrant Janos Szaby (Lorre) arrives in New York City full of hope for the future. Unfortunately he is trapped in a hotel fire which leaves his face severely disfigured. Even though he is a skilled craftsman he is refuse... read the rest.