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The Face of Fear (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 8 October 1971
A young Iowa schoolteacher, thinking she is dying of leukemia, goes to San Francisco, where she hires a mob killer to take her life. However, she soon changes her mind, and with the help of... See full summary »

Director:

George McCowan

Writers:

Howard Fast (novel) (as E.V. Cunningham), Edward Hume
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ricardo Montalban ... Sergeant Frank Ortega
Jack Warden ... Lieutenant George Coy
Elizabeth Ashley ... Sally Dillman
Dane Clark ... Tamworth
Roy Poole ... Glenn Kennedy
Charles Dierkop ... Patsy Fain
Burr DeBenning ... Peter Sargent Fennington
Regis Cordic ... Dr. Landsteiner
Fred Sadoff
Brooke Mills Brooke Mills
Dallas Mitchell Dallas Mitchell
Shirley O'Hara ... Nurse
Joel Lawrence Joel Lawrence
John Yates John Yates
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Storyline

A young Iowa schoolteacher, thinking she is dying of leukemia, goes to San Francisco, where she hires a mob killer to take her life. However, she soon changes her mind, and with the help of the local police, tries to find the killer before he fulfills his part of the bargain. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cara del miedo See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The muzak played during the scene where Frank and Sally first enter the hotel lobby is the same theme as the CBS MOVIE OF THE WEEK theme. The composer was Morton Stevens, who also wrote the music for this film. See more »

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Hit man stalks woman under death contract
21 February 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

A woman from Idaho, diagnosed terminally ill, comes to San Francisco to live the remaining months of her life. While there she seeks a second opinion and learns that she is not dying after all. Things should be rosy, only while under the impression that she was near death, she put out a death contract on herself. After hearing the doctor's good news she then goes to the police for help to stop the unknown killer from fulfilling his end of the bargain. Average cop yarn.


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