The Face of Marble (1946)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by William Beaudine. It was first released in the USA on 19 January 1946.

Plot Summary

Dr Randolph is so engrossed in his experiment to restore the dead to life that he fails to notice his wife Elaine becoming involved with his young lab partner, Dr Cochran. His housekeeper Maria uses her voodoo powers to help Elaine.


Directed by: William Beaudine
Distributed by: Monogram Pictures Corporation
Production Manager: Glenn Cook
Screenplay: Michel Jacoby
Original Story: Wilhelm Thiele, Edmund Hartmann
Assistant Director: Theodore Joos
Director of Photography: Harry Neumann
Edited by: William Austin
Musical Director: Edward Kay
Sound Recording: Tom Lambert
Special Effects: Robert Clark
Set Decorations: Vin Taylor
Technical Director: David Milton

John Carradine (Dr Charles Randolph)
Claudia Drake (Elaine Randolph)
Robert Shayne (Dr David Cochran)
Maris Wrixon (Linda Sinclair)
Willie Best (Shadrach)
Thomas E. Jackson (Inspector Norton)
Rosa Rey (Maria)

Alternative Titles

Cara de mármol – Spain
La cara de mármol – Mexico
Cara de Mármore – Brazil



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.4 p.7
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.9 p.32
  • The Film Daily vol.89 no.34 (19 February 1946) p.10 – credits, review
  • Kine Weekly no.2050 (1 August 1946) – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.13 no.152 (August 1946) p.110 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.162 no.4 (26 January 1946) – credits, review
  • Today's Cinema vol.67 no.5374 (26 July 1946) – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.91
  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.138
  • John Carradine: The Films by Tom Weaver pp.194-196
  • The Monogram Checklist by Ted Okuda p.207 – credits, synopsis
  • Poverty Row Horrors! by Tom Weaver pp.228-236  – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • by Walt Lee p.130 – credits
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.145