Release dateJune 14, 1951 (1951-06-14) (New York City) Based onthe novel The Man with My Face
by Samuel W. Taylor WriterVin Bogert, Tom McGowan, Edward Montagne, Samuel W. Taylor (novel), Samuel W. Taylor (screenplay) ScreenplayEdward Montagne, Samuel W. Taylor, Tom McGowan, Vin Bogert CastBarry 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 moviesFramed (1947)
The man with my face 1951 full movie
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.
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.
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.
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
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."