The Face Behind the Mask

Story: Janos Szaby is a kind, innocent immigrant to America. Just after he arrives though, he is caught in a fire and his face is horribly burned and disfigured. Although a skilled craftsman his hideous features make it impossible for him to get work, and driven by despair he is forced to turn to crime to live. He finds himself very proficient at that, and soon makes enough money to buy a very lifelike mask to hide his scars behind. He hates what he does, but is he in too deep to get out?
Year: 1941
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English
Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Director: Robert Florey
Writer: Paul Jarrico, Arthur Levinson
Cast: Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, George E. Stone, John Tyrrell, Cy Schindell, Stanley Brown, James Seay, Warren Ashe, Charles C. Wilson, George McKay
Release date: 16 January 1941 (USA)
Runtime: 69 min

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