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One Girl's Confession (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 6 April 1953 (USA)
Another of the "Fate and Irony" films from director-writer-producer-actor Hugo Haas but this one has less hair-shirt torment than most of his offerings, although his camera, as usual, ... See full summary »

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Cleo Moore ...
Mary Adams
Hugo Haas ...
Dragomie Damitrof
Glenn Langan ...
Johnny
Helene Stanton ...
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Anthony Jochim ...
Father Benedict
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Leonid Snegoff ...
Gregory Stark
James Nusser ...
Warden (as Jim Nusser)
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Mara Lea ...
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Gayne Whitman ...
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Leo Mostovoy ...
Gambler (as Leo Mastovoy)
Martha Wentworth ...
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Another of the "Fate and Irony" films from director-writer-producer-actor Hugo Haas but this one has less hair-shirt torment than most of his offerings, although his camera, as usual, lingers provocatively on the contours of the leading lady and, in this case, the leading lady is more than well-contoured. Mary Adams works in a tawdry waterfront restaurant where the owner not only maltreats her, he also cheated her father out of a fortune years ago. The owner acquires $25,000 in an illegal transaction, which Mary promptly steals, hides, confesses her crime and serves a short sentence. Freed, she goes to work in a restaurant owned by Dragomie Damitrod and when he gets into trouble over a gambling debt she offers to help him by telling him where the $25,000 is hidden and she will loan him the amount he needs. But circumstances indicate that he has stolen all of the money and she clouts him on the head with a whiskey bottle, apparently killing him. She then learns that he didn't steal the... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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I confess I'm the kind of girl every man wants - but shouldn't marry!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Alma de Pecadora  »

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When Damitrof walks out of his swanky new apartment, camera crew and crowd of on-lookers is reflected in glass door. See more »

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Father Benedict: It's none of my business, my child, but that money you took... is cursed money.
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Give Cleo Ten Minutes and You're Hooked! Bad Girl On The Move!
2 March 2013 | by (Paradise, California) – See all my reviews

I suspect that in its day, most of the men who paid their fifty cents to see this in a theatre were happy the minute it started, as buxom, full-bodied, sensual Cleo Moore is stretched full screen on the beach late at night, having gone to sleep when she should be waiting tables elsewhere. In the first ten minutes of the film, driven by revenge for her father's death at the hands of her employer, Cleo decides to be very, very bad, robs her boss, and then pays the price! Bad Girl on The Move! Positives: The pace never flags, there are some fascinating camera angles reminiscent of Orson Welles, Moore is never less than charismatic (we don't watch these things expecting great acting), hunky Glenn Langen plays a local fisherman with an eye for the right blonde, and I would have paid twice just to experience the performance by the other bad girl, an extra named Ellen Stansbury who gives Cleo some competition! This film was released by Columbia Studios the same year they made the superior noir The Big Heat in addition to The Wild One, and From Here To Eternity--this little "B" special, directed by the infamous Hugo Haas, ain't heavy art and is barely noir--but I was never bored and often delighted. When it comes to Cleo, I'm easy to please.


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