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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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Taglines:

I CONFESS! I PLAYED AT LOVE BUT MURDER WAS MY BUSINESS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladies of the Night See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Norma Craig: He'll never marry you or anyone else!
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Connections

Featured in Crime Wave: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Close To Me, Darling
Written by Robert Unger and Al Seaman
Sung by Claudia Drake (uncredited)
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Double-bill B movie
28 August 2018 | by wekirchSee all my reviews

A straightforward noir B movie, nothing special, no attempt to do more than tell the story. Music cues the dangerous bits, so the audience can briefly pause from necking to watch the heroine escape from danger once more. That kind of thing. Dark interiors, night-time setting, etc. Barely an hour long. Perfunctory acting, competent editing. It was probably written, shot, edited, and printed in a week. The title has nothing to do with the story. *½


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