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|
Edward F. Gardner Productions
|Distributed by||United Artists|
The film is set in Puerto Rico, where Charles "Chick" Graham (Nelson) has 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.
A man who looks exactly like him, Albert "Bert" Rand (Nelson), has taken his place and is playing cards and drinking in his living room. Neither Cora nor Buster—not even Graham's dog—recognizes Graham; they think that he, rather than Rand, is the double.
Meanwhile, his face has shown up on the front page of newspapers as a bank robber in Miami who made off with half a million dollars. As Graham runs from the police, he attempts to solve the mystery with the help of Mary Davis (Mathews), an old girlfriend whom he jilted to marry Cora. Mary's protective brother, Walt Davis (Warden), is wary but soon joins Graham in trying to figure out the puzzle.
Nash attempts to kill Graham by hiring an attack dog specialist to have a Doberman go after him. The evil double has been in on this sinister plan with Cora and her brother, Buster, since before the Grahams' 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."