The Conrad Veidt Society
By Barbara Peterson
A Woman’s Face
The Swedish criminal court convenes
This film is a remake of the Ingrid Bergman, 1939, film made in Sweden.
From the beginning, you know whose murder Joan Crawford is on trial for (he is the only character that doesn't show up in the courtroom), so a bit of the suspense is lacking. However, this is a delightful film if you like to watch sheer evil (Conrad Veidt's Torsten Baring) at wor
NOTES OF INTEREST
Books which Mention this movie:
Gavin Lambert's book ''On Cukor'' isn't a standard bio; it's a series of interviews
with Cukor about his films and his career in general. Neither he nor Lambert have
a very high opinion of A Woman's Face. They like the first half very much, where
Crawford has a ''character'' to work with and she gives an excellent performance
free of self-
I've Seen That Face Somewhere Before
Albert Basserman, who plays Consul Baring, also had a bit role in the movie Escape, also with Veidt.
George Zucco, the defense attorney, famous as Professor Moriarty in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Henry Daniell played Moriarty in Basil Rathbone's The Woman in Green.
Marjorie Main, had a bit part in The Return of the Thin Man. In The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao starring Tony Randall, played the wife of the meek man who is turned into stone by the Gorgon.
Videos available from Amazon.com:
Order the video A Woman's Face here.
Books available from Amazon.com:
Order the biography Vivien: The Life of Vivien Leigh here.
Dr. Gustaf Segert
Consul Magnus Barring