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The Lady Confesses (1945)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 16 May 1945 (USA)
An estranged wife shows up after a nearly 7 year disappearance to prevent her husband from marrying his new love, and someone kills her.

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(original story) (as Irwin R. Franklin), (screenplay)
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Larry Craig
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Lucky Brandon
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Lucille Compton
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Norma Craig
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Detective Harmon
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Steve
Carol Andrews ...
Margie
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Storyline

Shortly before she is to be married, a young woman gets a visit from her fiance's wife, who had been missing for seven years and presumed dead. Soon both the girl and her fiance find themselves mixed up with a crooked nightclub owner, gangsters and murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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I CONFESS! I PLAYED AT LOVE BUT MURDER WAS MY BUSINESS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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16 May 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ladies of the Night  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Woman at club: [after having her picture taken at the 711 Club, a woman complains] , Oh, I had my mouth open.
Woman at club: [Her husband responds] That's something new?
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Soundtracks

Dance Close To Me, Darling
Written by Robert Unger and Al Seaman
Sung by Claudia Drake (uncredited)
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Manages a Good Twist
8 April 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, not much can be expected from quickie director Sam Newfield or an independent outfit like Alexander-Stern. Then too, the production never does rise above bare-bones status. However, the script does show imaginative twists plus dashes of snappy dialog. In short, the 60- minutes manages to be better than expected, even if the lighting bill couldn't exceed a buck fifty. So who killed meanie wife Norma, who, all in all, should have stayed dead. That's the whodunit part. But, in a neat twist, the last part turns unexpectedly into a nail-biting suspenser.

Got to admit I didn't recognize cult favorite Hughes in dark hair and even, surprise, surprise, playing a good girl, which she does well. Then too, there's Beaver Cleaver's dad, Beaumont, playing what else but somebody's husband. At least, he doesn't have a couple kids to amusingly cope with. Anyhow, kudos to the writers for rising above the usual formula, and maybe to Newfield for noirish direction. All in all, the little flick's a cut better than the standard programmer.


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