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Confession (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 28 August 1937 (USA)
Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.

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Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.

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$513,000 (estimated)
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Director Joe May was so determined to make this a close remake of the German film Mazurka (1935) that he kept a print of "Mazurka" on the set and frequently ran sections of it, to the annoyance of the new film's cast. In addition to copying the German original shot-by-shot in many scenes, this film also reuses the original score and songs. See more »

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Remake of Mazurka (1935) See more »

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One Hour of Romance
(1935) (uncredited)
(originally "Nur eine Stunde" from Mazurka (1935))
Music by Peter Kreuder
English lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Kay Francis in the Cabaret
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I Confess- This One is A Great One ***1/2
1 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kay Francis turns in a splendid performance by pulling out all the stops in this 1937 film.

Basil Rathbone is the cad done in by Ms.Francis. He is his usual sinister self in an engaging performance.

Ian Hunter plays the husband who didn't understand what had happened that night and comes to a bad conclusion.

Francis is a great singer literally done in by the vicious Rathbone. One night of exciting living would result in a lifetime of torment, misery and ultimately murder.

Jane Bryan is convincing as the vulnerable young lady who Francis kills for. Refusing to tell why she killed Rathbone, Francis finally talks when the court is cleared. Donald Crisp, as the sympathetic judge, is at his usual best.

What makes this film so good is the appropriate ending.


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