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Full Confession (1939)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 September 1939 (USA)
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A Catholic priest by the name of Father Loma must convince a man to step forward to save an innocent man from being sent to the electric chair.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Pat McGinnis
Sally Eilers ...
Molly Sullivan
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Father Loma
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Michael O'Keefe
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Norah O'Keefe
Pamela Blake ...
Laura Mahoney (as Adele Pearce)
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ...
Frank O'Keefe
John Bleifer ...
Weaver
William Haade ...
Moore
George Humbert ...
Mercantonio
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Storyline

Pat Sullivan has committed a murder and told his priest, Father Loma, about it watches in agony when an innocent man, Michal O'Keefe, is accused of the crime and sentenced to the electric chair on circumstantial evidence. The priest, bound by inviolable sanctity of the confessional, also struggles with the issue of how to save O'Keefe, and keep his religious vows. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You killed a man... how can you find happiness with Molly? See more »

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Crime | Drama

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8 September 1939 (USA)  »

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(Turner library print)

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Looks Beautiful, like the Best Noir, But Is A Tad Too Preachy
6 November 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a little early to be a noir but it has a beautiful Expressionistic look. It is shot in chiaroscuro much of the time.

Here, everyone is Irish. Barry Fitzgerald, the falsely accused, and Victor McLaglen, the real murderer.

There is an uneasy pious quality to the goings on, with a Roman Catholic priest as the central, and almost Christlike, figure.

When McLaglen finally confesses, he does so to the background of a heavenly choir.


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