The Face Behind the Mask
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The Face Behind the Mask
In this low-budget thriller (which developed something of a cult following among film buffs in the '60s and '70s), Peter Lorre plays Janos Szabo, an immigrant from Hungary who is a skilled craftsman. After he's caught in a fire, his face is horribly scarred; his terrifying appearance makes it impossible for him to get a job. With nowhere else to turn, Janos begins working for the criminal underworld, where he eventually raises enough money to purchase an expensive mask whose expressionless features are only a slight improvement over his distorted visage, but at least allow him to… More

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"The film is a horror story in that it offers a vision of the American Dream turning ugly and wrong."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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