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The Lady Confesses (1945)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 16 May 1945 (USA)
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:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Irwin Franklyn (original story) (as Irwin R. Franklin), Helen Martin (screenplay)
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Cast

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

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She's On the Trail of a LADY KILLER! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladies of the Night See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Thursday 24 March 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Friday 23 December 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

Quotes

Woman at club: [after having her picture taken at the 711 Club, a woman complains] , Oh, I had my mouth open.
Woman at club: [Her husband responds] That's something new?
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Featured in Crime Wave: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Fine Old World
Written by Smith, Kuhstos and Blonder
Sung by Claudia Drake (uncredited)
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Ward Cleaver... way back when
5 July 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Showing on the Moonlight Movies Channel. The only name i recognize in here is Hugh Beaumont... Dad, from Leave it to Beaver. Larry Craig's wife, thought long-dead, shows up and threatens the new girl-friend. then gets bumped off. A couple good songs, probably actually sung by Claudia Drake in this one, since most of the film takes place in a night club. The coppers question everyone, but one guys tells a different story than everyone else. A film noir... except that it feels like even the writers didn't know who dunnit until almost through filming. Suddenly, someone starts doing stuff, and now we know they must be involved. It's pretty good, but gets cheesy right near the end. It's ok. Directed by Sam Newfield, long-time bigshot at PRC film company.


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