The Barbara Stanwyck Show: Season 1, Episode 20

Confession (20 Feb. 1961)

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Her overbearing and jealous husband drives a woman to leave him and seek a divorce with a sleazy lawyer. They begin an affair and the plan grows into a plot to frame the husband for her ... See full summary »

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Her overbearing and jealous husband drives a woman to leave him and seek a divorce with a sleazy lawyer. They begin an affair and the plan grows into a plot to frame the husband for her murder as the illicit couple skip the country with valuable documents. Written by WesternOne

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Interesting morality tale
10 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

As Barbara Stanwyck herself notes in her introduction, this episode is inspired partly by her past film "Double Indemnity", and partly by a real-life scandal that made headlines at the time. Stanwyck plays an ex-nurse who is now married to a pathologically jealous man. She goes to a lawyer (Lee Marvin, one of the biggest names to guest star in this series) to help her get a divorce, but they fall in love and the lawyer gets a bigger idea: make it appear as if her husband killed her in a rage of jealousy, and then both of them can disappear to Brazil with a fortune in her husband's bonds (he won't need them in jail). The plan appears to go well, but Stanwyck's conscience won't leave her alone. "The Confession" is more of a morality play than a simple murder story. The dialogue is well-written, and even has a couple of humorous lines:

  • "Where is your friend?" - "In San Quentin, I lost his case"! One of


the better episodes of the series, though like in some others the ending, suffering from the constraints of the 25-minute running time, is too abrupt. *** out of 4.


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