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A Woman's Face is a 1941 American film noir directed by George Cukor and starring Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas and Conrad Veidt. The film is based on the play Il Etait Une Fois by Francis de Croisset.


Anna Holm (Joan Crawford) is a terribly disfigured Swedish woman and small-time criminal in Stockholm. Her terrible luck and resulting emotional tumult has left her unable to sustain relationships and ultimately pushes her to a life of blackmailing schemes and ennui. A young doctor (Melvyn Douglas) gives her the opportunity to regain some semblance of beauty and, with it, a chance at love.


  • Joan Crawford as Anna Holm (aka Ingrid Paulson)
  • Melvyn Douglas as Dr. Gustaf Segert
  • Conrad Veidt as Torsten Barring
  • Osa Massen as Vera Segert
  • Reginald Owen as Bernard Dalvik
  • Albert Bassermann as Consul Magnus Barring
  • Marjorie Main as Emma Kristiansdotter
  • Donald Meek as Herman Rundvik
  • Connie Gilchrist as Christina Dalvik
  • Richard Nichols as Lars-Erik Barring
  • Charles Quigley as Eric
  • Gwili Andre as Gusta
  • Clifford Brooke as Wickman
  • George Zucco as Defense Attorney
  • Henry Kolker as Judge
  • Robert Warwick as Associate Judge
  • Gilbert Emery as Associate Judge
  • Henry Daniell as Public Prosecutor
  • Sarah Padden as Police Matron
  • William Farnum as Court Attendant