Behind the Mask (1958)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Distinguished British actress Vanessa Redgrave makes her feature film debut in this hospital-set drama that chronicles the deadly rivalry between two head surgeons. She is one of the surgeons. She and her competitor have radically different ideas about how the hospital should be run. The film features one of the first scenes of actual open-heart surgery being shown upon a closed-circuit TV screen.

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banishment, business, competition, complications, cover-up, hospital, insomnia, man, medical, rival, Russia, servant, slice-of-life, surgery