Broken Mask (1928)

Genres - Drama, Horror  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |  
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For a humble "B" picture, The Broken Mask was able to assemble an impressive cast. Cullen Landis stars as an Argentine dancer who is unable to find work because of his horribly scarred face. While seeking out employment in New Orleans, Landis is reaquainted with another Argentine, popular dancing star Barbara Bedford. She arranges for the hero to undergo plastic surgery, and when he emerges from the bandages, he is almost as good-looking as she is. Landis and Bedford form a professional partnership, which eventually blossoms into a romance. But the plastic surgeon who performed the operation is also crazy about Bedford; thus, the doctor inveigles Landis into another operation, during which he intends to slash up the poor boy's face all over again. But Landis catches on to the doc's scheme and angrily administers some "surgery" of his own with the help of an Argentine cattle-whip.

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plastic-surgery, disfigurement, doctor, girl, love-triangle, operation, romance, scheme, surgery, patient [medical], psychopath, rampage, revenge