MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,465 this week

The Lady Confesses (1945)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  16 May 1945 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 139 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 2 critic

An estranged wife shows up after a nearly 7 year disappearance to prevent her husband from marrying his new love, and someone kills her.

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1372 titles
created 22 May 2012
 
a list of 83 titles
created 23 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 731 titles
created 22 May 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lady Confesses (1945)

The Lady Confesses (1945) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lady Confesses.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern
Stars: Robert Young, Betsy Drake, John Sutton
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran
Inner Sanctum (1948)
Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder hides out in a boarding house in a small town.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes, Dale Belding
Scared Stiff (1945)
Mystery | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The jumpy chess editor at a newspaper accidentally gets involved in some murders at a sleazy tavern run by a pair of bizarre brothers.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Jack Haley, Ann Savage, Barton MacLane
Parole, Inc. (1948)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

Director: Alfred Zeisler
Stars: Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers
Pot o' Gold (1941)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.

Director: Steve Sekely
Stars: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a nagging wife commits suicide, her husband is threatened with a murder frame by his lawyer, unless he kills a certain female reporter for him.

Director: Fyodor Otsep
Stars: Helmut Dantine, Mary Anderson, Paul Lukas
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young girl tries to prove a man innocent of robbery and murder charges.

Director: William C. Thomas
Stars: Robert Lowery, Barbara Britton, Lola Lane
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Laura Mansfield's father is killed, apparently by a telegraphic messenger. She spots Jackie Wales in a police lineup, but can't identify him positively. Later, she arranges to meet him, and... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Joyce Mackenzie, Stanley Clements, Hurd Hatfield
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A hitch-hiking stranger manages a lift from a young woman into the town he's destined for, and she's from. Both land up in jail, twice, as the small town and its leading family slowly unravel the in-plain-sight mystery behind this man.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Dave O'Brien, Kay Aldridge, Walter Catlett
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Vicki McGuire
...
Larry Craig
Edmund MacDonald ...
Lucky Brandon
Claudia Drake ...
Lucille Compton
Emmett Vogan ...
Police Capt. Brown
Barbara Slater ...
Norma Craig
Edward Howard ...
Detective Harmon
Dewey Robinson ...
Steve
Carol Andrews ...
Margie
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

THEY CALLED ME AN UNDERCOVER GIRL...BUT THERE IS NOTHING I WOULDN'T DO TO PROTECT MY MAN! (original poster-all caps_ See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 May 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ladies of the Night  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

untitled: [after having her picture taken at the 711 Club, a woman complains] , Oh, I had my mouth open.
untitled: [Her husband responds] , Is that something new?
See more »

Soundtracks

It's All Your Fault
Written by Cindy Walker
Sung by Claudia Drake
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hugh Beaumont, Mary Beth Hughes in mystery programmer halfway to noir
27 June 2002 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

The Lady Confesses doesn't have a lot going for it, except for plot, and even that's pretty hackneyed. But it's foolish to expect more from a 64-minute cheapie from Producers Releasing Corporation starring Mary Beth Hughes and Hugh Beaumont (later to grasp immortality as The Beaver's dad). Nonetheless, there have been worse programmers.

After a seven year absence (unexplained to us), Beaumont's wife suddenly shows up, putting the kibosh on his plans to marry Hughes. Soon after her return, alas, she's found garotted. Beaumont, the prime suspect, has an alibi: he was passed out in the dressing room of a nightclub singer. Hughes, in the plucky style of the 40s, cops a job as a roving photographer in the club to dig up clues. What she turns up, however, brings her into peril....

The Lady Confesses has been called noir by virtue of its era and its setting, but it's really more of a quick-and-dirty mystery thriller with its roots in the previous decade. The director, Sam Newfield, started out in silents and directed a whole passel of forgettable Westerns before catching up with the emerging noir style of the post-war years. He retains the dubious distinction of having directed Beaumont in nine films.


14 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Lady Confesses (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?