The Face Behind the Mask

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The Face Behind the Mask

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The Face Behind the Mask

Release Date: January 16, 1941

Year    :   1941
Slogan    :   «What fiendish fury turns man into monster?»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Horror
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Robert Florey
Producers    :   Wallace MacDonald, Irving Briskin
Writers    :   Paul Jarrico, Arthur Levinson
RunTime    :   69 mins.

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.

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