6.0/10
117
5 user 2 critic

Confidence Girl (1952)

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

When FBI Agent Zack Stewart is killed, Agent John Ripley takes over the three cases he was working on, hoping one will lead to his killer. The first involves gangster Joe Walpo and Ripley ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ruth Roman, Martha Hyer
Detour (1945)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard
The Lineup (1958)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Richard Jaeckel
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A crusading newspaper reporter battles big-city gambling interests.

Director: William C. Thomas
Stars: Phillip Reed, Hillary Brooke, Richard Travis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mr. Jones is a invalid husband who wrongly thinks his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams
The Boss (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Political corruption is vividly depicted as a ruthless WWI veteran takes almost complete control of a state with the help of a crooked lawyer. The film is enhanced by John Payne's persuasive performance as "The Boss."

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: John Payne, William Bishop, Gloria McGehee
Cop Hater (1958)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The hardworking detectives of the 87th Precinct in an unnamed city during a massive heat wave investigate the seemingly random murders of policemen.

Director: William Berke
Stars: Robert Loggia, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ellen Parker
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A disreputable Korean War veteran is suspected of murder.

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: John Bromfield, Julie London, Henry Calvin
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When he runs short of money, a newspaper reporter pawns a police revolver he was given after he helped the police solve a case. Later on the gun is used in a murder, and the reporter is suspected of committing the crime.

Director: Ray McCarey
Stars: Robert Armstrong, Maxine Doyle, Henry Kolker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Roger Kingsley
...
Mary Webb
Eddie Marr ...
Johnny Gregg
...
Detective Chief Brownell
...
Detective Sergeant Quinn
Dan Riss ...
Detective Lieutenant Fenton
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Markewell
Paul Livermore ...
Hal Speel
...
Peggy Speel
Helen Van Tuyl ...
Maggie
...
Detective Lieutenant Cobb
...
Narrator (voice)
Leo Cleary ...
Mr. Sheridan
...
Store Detective Walsh
...
Charlie (as Charlie Collins)
Edit

Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 June 1952 (Iceland)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Conway is a brother to George Sanders. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Scatters After Promising Start
18 March 2017 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Two slick con-artists plan to cap their success with a really big score by impersonating a psychic.

Actors Brooke and Conway together at last. In fact, shady sophistication doesn't come any better. Except here, Brooke's Mary is given a battered conscience, compromising her usual icy demeanor, while Conway's Kingsley manages his usual suave persona. The movie starts out really well with a couple of slick swindle operations by the two. Gypping the greedy pawnshop owner is both cleverly done and perversely satisfying. But then, when Mary goes into a stage act and private dick Kingsley hangs around the police station like a regular cop, the narrative becomes a real stretch. After all, that big swindle operation in the nightclub must involve fifty collaborators, any one of which could blow the whole fake mind-reading act. At the same time, would real cops let a shady PI go along with them on official business. Too bad, the con game springs a leak after such a clever start.

Impresario Stone appears unsure about how much documentary approach to use. After all, this was a time when Dragnet's semi-documentary style was lighting up TV sets. Nonetheless, the movie's very well mounted, using abundant location shots and persuasive interiors. And I really like Stone's boldness in using a nearly obese Kruschen as a cop at a time when movie cops looked anything but. All in all, however, it's a movie that shows early promise before believability begins to scatter.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?