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Confession (1937)

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87 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Aging down on her luck cabaret singer murders a respectable composer. On trial she slowly gives in and explains her crime. They had a complicated history.
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Director
Writers
Hans Rameau (original screenplay) | Julius J. Epstein (English adaptation) | Margaret P. Levino (English adaptation) (as Margaret LeVino)
Cinematographer
Sidney Hickox (photography) (as Sid Hickox)
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Release date
Aug 28, 1937 (United States)

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7.3 / 10 | 1,075 votes