Face Behind the Scar (1940)

Genres - Crime, Romance  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this British thriller, a chemist finds himself framed for a murder. He leaves his lover and escapes to South Africa. There he quickly becomes renowned for his good work with the medical profession. Unfortunately, a terrible explosion in a lab disfigures him so badly that he believes himself unidentifiable. He now feels that it is safe to return to London. He does and learns that his lover has married. More trouble ensues when, despite his scar, he is recognized. Fortunately, the whole mess is straightened out by the film's end.

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law, Britain, chemistry, disfigurement, doctor/nurse, explosion, false-accusation, identification, killing, laboratory, love, medical, murder, on-the-run, scar, secret-identity