Down 51,677 this week

Confidence Girl (1952)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  1 June 1952 (Iceland)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 110 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Two conartists swindle a Los Angeles department store out of a mink coat, cheat a pawnbroker out of $8000 and leave the police baffled.



(screenplay), (story)
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 486 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
a list of 47 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
a list of 664 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
list image
a list of 2913 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
a list of 84 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Confidence Girl" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Confidence Girl (1952)

Confidence Girl (1952) on IMDb 5.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Confidence Girl.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Jonathan Hale
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Story of women who marry GIs just so they can receive the soldiers' pay and their life insurance if they are killed in action.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Kay Francis, Paul Kelly, Otto Kruger
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Whitney Cameron suspects his sister-in-law has poisoned his brother and niece, but without proof how does he prevent the murder of his nephew?

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A gambler tries to help track down the men who lynched a rancher when he tried to thwart their cattle rustling operations by selling his ranch.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Jim Davis, Merry Anders, Mark Allen
The Assassin (1952)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Private detective Edward Mercer goes to Venice at the request of a French insurance company to locate a brave Italian whom they wish to reward for his part in the rescue of an Allied airman... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Richard Todd, Eva Bartok, John Gregson
The Fake (1953)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American has to guard da Vinci's "Madonna and Child" when it is being shown in Britain. When it arrives he suspects it is not the real painting.

Director: Godfrey Grayson
Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Coleen Gray, Hugh Williams
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis
Canon City (1948)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This movie centers around a prison escape from the Colorado State Penitentiary. There are 12 escapees and it shows the efforts placed to capture these men.

Director: Crane Wilbur
Stars: Scott Brady, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Korean War veteran co-operating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Dana Andrews, Dick Foran, Marilee Earle
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A British lady entomologist travels to a Balkan country to look into germ warfare trials using various bugs as carriers.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A group of escaped convicts take over a suburban home to evade the ongoing police manhunt, making the lives of the family living there a nightmare. The longer the men stay there, the more ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Jack Kelly, Hildy Parks, Vince Edwards
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk


Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Kingsley
Hillary Brooke ...
Mary Webb
Eddie Marr ...
Johnny Gregg
John Gallaudet ...
Detective Chief Brownell
Detective Sergeant Quinn
Dan Riss ...
Detective Lieutenant Fenton
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Markewell
Paul Livermore ...
Hal Speel
Aline Towne ...
Peggy Speel
Helen Van Tuyl ...
Edmund Cobb ...
Detective Lieutenant Cobb
Truman Bradley ...
Narrator (voice)
Leo Cleary ...
Mr. Sheridan
Roy Engel ...
Store Detective Walsh
Charles Collins ...
Charlie (as Charlie Collins)


Two conartists swindle a Los Angeles department store out of a mink coat, cheat a pawnbroker out of $8000 and leave the police baffled.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


SHE'LL GIVE YOU A HARD TIME! The cops from coast-to-coast are looking for her and so are the men!


Crime | Drama





Release Date:

1 June 1952 (Iceland)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

great look at behind the scenes of some old confidence games
27 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hillary Brooke and Tom Conway star in "Confidence Girl" from 1952. Partly done in a semidocumentary style, it tells the story of Mary Webb (Brooke) in the title role. Like my mother used to say, if these crooks put their intelligence toward doing something decent, they could rule the world.

Roger Kingsley (Conway) approaches an insurance company and tells them their department store is about to be ripped off by a confidence woman he's been trailing, one Mary Webb. He can catch her, but it will cost them $10,000; however, they'll get back their merchandise and get her off the streets. The insurance company agrees.

At the department store, an elderly woman, a confederate, looks at coats. While the coats she's looked at hang on a rack in front of her and the saleswoman has left to get another, Mary goes to the rack, takes a $15,000 coat (this is 1952 money), puts it on and leaves. And that's all I'll say.

There are a couple of more jobs, but there are plans for the big score -- Mary is to become a night club psychic so she can dazzle people and get private readings, during which she can encourage people to buy worthless stock that someone wants to unload.

Really entertaining B movie with good performances by a very dissipated looking Tom Conway and a glamorous Hillary Brooke. Well worth a look if you get the opportunity. These black and white B movies are often a nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Window jmiller1918
Narrator george-695-323782
Discuss Confidence Girl (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: