Cast & Crew
Director : Robert Day
Producer : Andrew J. Fenady
Screenwriter : Andrew J. Fenady
Starring : Robert Sacchi, Franco Nero, Michelle Phillips, Olivia Hussey, Misty Rowe, Victor Buono, Herbert Lom, Sybil Danning,
I suppose you're either in to the Bogart private eye era or you're not, and if you're not, The Man with Bogart's Face is not going to hold a hell of a lot of appeal. Face features Sacchi, a well-known Bogart impersonator, as a retired cop who opts for cosmetic surgery to look like his matinee idol, opening a P.I. business as "Sam Marlowe." Marlowe is quickly drawn into a web of deceit involving two giant sapphires ("thaffires," as Bogie would say), including the cast of sordid characters you'd find in a certain Sam Spade mystery. What the purpose for a lifeless homage like Face is remains unclear, but the late-1970s production values, music, and costumes will probably have you giggling more than recalling your fond memories of The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep.