The Face at the Window (1932 film)

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The Face at the Window
Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott
Written by H. Fowler Mear
Based onthe play The Face at the Window by Brooke Warren
Produced by Julius Hagen
Starring Raymond Massey
Claude Hulbert
Isla Bevan
Cinematography Sydney Blythe
Real Art Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
18 October 1932
Running time
52 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Face at the Window is a 1932 British drama film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Raymond Massey, Claude Hulbert and Isla Bevan. It was made at Twickenham Studios as a quota quickie. [1] It is based on a play of the same name by F. Brooke Warren first performed in 1897. [2]



Opening in the shadowed half-light of a bank vault in Paris, where a watchman has been mysteriously murdered, the picture centres around the methods of detective Paul Le Gros - played by Raymond Massey - to solve the identity of a masked criminal called "Le Loup" (The Wolf), who kills with an injection of poison with a finger ring. As Peter Pomeroy, the detective's useless assistant, Claude Hulbert provides a spot of comedy.


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  1. Wood p.74
  2. Pitts, Michael R. (2015). RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929–1956. pp. 100–01.