The Face at the Window (1932 film)

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].

The Face at the Window
Directed byLeslie S. Hiscott
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byH. Fowler Mear
Based onthe play The Face at the Window by Brooke Warren
StarringRaymond Massey
Claude Hulbert
Isla Bevan
CinematographySydney Blythe
Real Art Productions
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
18 October 1932
Running time
52 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


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.



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


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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