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Director  Edward Montagne
Story by  Samuel W. Taylor
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  June 14, 1951 (1951-06-14) (New York City)
Based on  the novel The Man with My Face  by Samuel W. Taylor
Writer  Vin Bogert, Tom McGowan, Edward Montagne, Samuel W. Taylor (novel), Samuel W. Taylor (screenplay)
Screenplay  Edward Montagne, Samuel W. Taylor, Tom McGowan, Vin Bogert
Cast  Barry Nelson (Charles 'Chick' Graham / Albert 'Bert' Rand), Carole Mathews (Mary Davis), Lynn Ainley (Cora Cox Graham), John Harvey (Buster Cox), Jim Boles (Meadows), Jack Warden (Walt Davis)
Similar movies  Framed (1947)

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The Man with My Face is a 1951 American film noir crime film directed by Edward Montagne, featuring Barry Nelson, Carole Mathews and Lynn Ainley. The film marks Jack Warden's movie debut.

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Though the movie takes place in Puerto Rico, the original novel is set in California. It is the only film noir shot on location in that country.

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Plot

Set in Puerto Rico, where Charles "Chick" Graham (Nelson) settled down after the war to run a small business with his old Army buddy, now his brother-in-law, Buster Cox (Harvey). Graham comes home one evening to find his wife, Cora (Ainley), acting as if he is an insane stranger.

He finds that a double has taken his place. There is a man who looks exactly like him, Albert "Bert" Rand (Nelson), playing cards and drinking in his living room. Cora and Buster, and even Graham's dog, do not recognize him and think the double is him.

Meanwhile, Graham's face has shown up on the front page of newspapers as a bank robber in Miami who made away with half a million dollars. As he runs from the police, he attempts to solve the mystery with the help of an old girlfriend, Mary Davis (Mathews), whom he jilted to marry Cora. Mary's protective brother, Walt Davis (Warden), is wary, but soon joins in trying to figure out the puzzle.

Graham's criminal double attempts to have him killed by hiring an attack dog specialist to have a Doberman go after him. Albert, the evil double has been in on this sinister plan with Cora and her brother, Buster, since before their marriage.

Cast

  • Barry Nelson as Charles "Chick" Graham / Albert "Bert" Rand
  • Carole Mathews as Mary Davis
  • Lynn Ainley as Cora Cox Graham
  • John Harvey as Buster Cox
  • Jim Boles as Meadows
  • Jack Warden as Walt Davis
  • Henry Lascoe as The Police Sergeant
  • Johnny Kane as Al Grant
  • Chinita as Juanita
  • Armando Miranda as Nightclub Bartender
  • Reception

    Film critic Dennis Schwartz was lukewarm about the film, writing, "The B film has a good premise over mistaken identity, but a lousy execution. Montagne keeps it good enough as a diversionary time killer, but it's just too bad it never was convincing."

    References

    The Man with My Face (film) Wikipedia
    The Man with My Face (film) IMDb The Man with My Face (film) themoviedb.org


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