Dr. Génessier (Pierre Brasseur) is riddled with guilt after an accident that he caused disfigures the face of his daughter, the once beautiful Christiane (Édith Scob), who outsiders believe is dead. Dr. Génessier, along with accomplice and laboratory assistant Louise (Alida Valli), kidnaps young women and brings them to the Génessier mansion. After rendering his victims unconscious, Dr. Génessier removes their faces and attempts to graft them on to Christiane's.
Director: Georges Franju
Writer: Pierre Boileau, Pierre Gascar, Thomas Narcejac, Jean Redon and Claude Sautet
Producer: Jules Borkon
Cast: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Édith Scob, Juliette Mayniel and François Guérin