The Man with My Face (film)
|The Man with My Face|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Edward Montagne
Charles Kerr (assistant)
|Produced by||Ed Gardner|
|Screenplay by||Tom McGowan
Samuel W. Taylor
|Based on||the novel The Man with My Face
by Samuel W. Taylor
|Music by||Robert McBride|
|Cinematography||Fred Jackman, Jr.|
|Edited by||Gene Milford|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
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."