A Woman's Face
In February 1941, the New York Times reported that George Cukor was planning a Hollywood remake of the 1938 Swedish film En Kvinnas Ansikte (A Woman's Face), which had starred Ingrid Bergman as woman disfigured in childhood who is made beautiful by a plastic surgeon. In Cukor's version, Joan Crawford would take Bergman's role. The report ended with the line:
The plot has been expanded in a melodramatic direction, and Mr. Cukor cheerfully admits that it might be an Alfred Hitchcock film.
Whether Hitchcock was approached in unknown, but Cukor went on to direct the film himself.
Notes & References
- New York Times (23/Feb/1941)