Director: Joe May Cast: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Basil Rathbone

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German director Joe May brought a decidedly Teutonic ambience to his American film Confession--no surprise, since the film was based on the 1935 German production Mazurka. Kay Francis plays a onetime singer who confesses to the murder of her pianist, Basil Rathbone. In flashback, we learn that Rathbone had been responsible for the breakup of Francis's marriage. Years later, Rathbone came back into her life, this time with the intention of seducing Ms. Francis' grown daughter (Jane Bryan). In a variation of Madame X, Francis was stuck with the dilemma of deflecting Rathbone from his "mission"--and of keeping her true identity secret from her daughter. Prior to Mazurka, the Hans Rameau story upon which Confession was based had been filmed as a silent picture starring Gloria Swanson.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2015
UPC: 0888574294267
Original Release: 1937
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 42,025

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kay Francis Vera
Ian Hunter Leonide Kilrow
Basil Rathbone Michael Michailow
Donald Crisp Presiding Judge
Mary Maguire Hildegard
Dorothy Peterson Mrs. Koslov
Laura Hope Crews Stella
Robert H. Barrat Prosecuting Attorney
Ben Welden Defense attorney
Veda Ann Borg Xenia
Lawrence Grant Doctor
Sam Ash Waiter
Symona Boniface Actor
Maurice Brierre Actor Friend
Lane Chandler Actor
John Davidson Actor
Jo Gilbert Actor
Edward Keane Cabaret manager
Anderson Lawler Reporter
Al Lloyd Actor
Michael Mark Russian Interpreter
John Mather Actor
Lyle Moraine Usher at Theatre
Ferdinand Munier Bald Man at Theatre
Elsa Peterson Actress Friend
Jack Richardson Men at Station
Jeffrey Sayre Actor
Janet Shaw Actor
Pierre Watkin Lawyer
Sam Rice Actor
Perc Teeple Actor
Peggy Keys Actor
Dawn Bender Lisa as a Baby
Evelyn Mulhall Actor
Edward Price Actor
Jane Bryan Lisa
Helen Valkis Wanda

Technical Credits
Joe May Director
Henry Blanke Producer
Julius J. Epstein Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
James Gibbon Editor
Anton Grot Art Director
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
Orry Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Kreunder Score Composer
Margaret LaVino Screenwriter
Stanley Logan Screenwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Hans Rameau Screenwriter
Jack Scholl Score Composer
Hal B. Wallis Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Confession
1. Chapter 1 [8:39]
2. Chapter 2 [8:59]
3. Chapter 3 [7:13]
4. Chapter 4 [5:47]
5. Chapter 5 [9:46]
6. Chapter 6 [7:37]
7. Chapter 7 [6:35]
8. Chapter 8 [9:16]
9. Chapter 9 [8:41]
10. Chapter 10 [7:37]
11. Chapter 11 [6:37]

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