The Lady Confesses (1945)
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as Larry Brandon
as Vicki McGuire
as Lucky Brandon
as Lucille Compton
as Capt. Brown
as Norma Craig
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Worth watching just for a non-Leave it to Beaver TV performance by Hugh Beaumont! Anyone familiar with the very popular sixties Leave it To Beaver will remember the dad, Hugh Beaumont. Just terrific at only an hour of your time! But the title baffles me and you can try to explain it to me anytime. Who confesses? Nobody confessed to any crime in this one. I was held in the grip of this film from the start. That's more than I can say for so many of these noir film classics. Most are so patheticly melodramatic or even foolishly written. Not this one. See this short clip of the film to wet your appetite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FquO-1L5YtI "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 email@example.com Yes, this Beaumont is great as, well let us say, actor. He is just the same as the TV series... mild mannered, confident and wise. Don't get mislead by the opening scene where Hugh is drunk as a skunk. He comes to his senses and resumes his professional grade appearance. See the entire film at: http://www.archive.org/details/Lady_Confesses Cast Mary Beth Hughes as Vicki McGuire Hugh Beaumont as Larry Craig Edmund MacDonald as Lucky Brandon Claudia Drake as Lucile Compton Emmett Vogan as Police Capt. Brown Barbara Slater as Norma Craig Edward Howard as Detective Harmon Dewey Robinson as Steve Carol Andrews as Margie Director: Sam Newfield Writers: Irwin Franklyn (original story), Helen Martin (screenplay) Cinematography Jack Greenhalgh Editing by Holbrook N. Todd Distributed by Producers Releasing Corporation Release date(s) May 16, 1945 Running time 64 minutes .
Minor but appealing whodunit, very low budget but it?s a good story, short, sweet and to the point. Fine pacing. The cast does well. The lighting is quite good. Taut direction by Sam Newfield.
61/100. Minor but appealing whodunit, very low budget but it's a good story, short, sweet and to the point. Fine pacing. The cast does well. The lighting is quite good. Taut direction by Sam Newfield.
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