White Face (1933)

Genres - Mystery  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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White Face was one of the last cinematic endeavors of the prolific novelist Edgar Wallace, who died several months before the film's release (his son Bryan worked on the screenplay). In typical Wallace fashion, the story concerns a master criminal who adopts a clever disguise to throw the coppers off the scent. In this case, the miscreant is a blackmailer, known only as "White Face." Reporter Michael Seeley (Hugh Williams) and Scotland Yard inspector Mason (Norman McKinnel) team up to track down the elusive crook, with the aid of a doctor (John H. Roberts) who seems to know a lot more than he should. For the benefit of American audiences, the soundtrack of White Face was redubbed to eliminate the original film's thick, sometimes impenetrable regional dialects.

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killing, clue, corpse, criminal, doctor/nurse, identity, inspection, investigation, journalism, murder, patient [medical], reporter, suspect