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Full Confession (1939)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 8 September 1939 (USA)
A Catholic priest by the name of Father Loma must convince a man to step forward to save an innocent man from being sent to the electric chair.

Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Leo Birinsky (story) (as Leo Birinski), Jerome Cady (screenplay) (as Jerry Cady)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor McLaglen ... Pat McGinnis
Sally Eilers ... Molly Sullivan
Joseph Calleia ... Father Loma
Barry Fitzgerald ... Michael O'Keefe
Elisabeth Risdon ... Norah O'Keefe
Pamela Blake ... Laura Mahoney (as Adele Pearce)
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ... Frank O'Keefe
John Bleifer John Bleifer ... Weaver
William Haade ... Moore
George Humbert George Humbert ... Mercantonio
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Storyline

Pat Sullivan has committed a murder and told his priest, Father Loma, about it watches in agony when an innocent man, Michal O'Keefe, is accused of the crime and sentenced to the electric chair on circumstantial evidence. The priest, bound by inviolable sanctity of the confessional, also struggles with the issue of how to save O'Keefe, and keep his religious vows. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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STARK! SAVAGE! FATEFUL! (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Full Confession See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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RKO production chief Pandro S. Berman bought the film rights to the novel as a vehicle he intended for Chester Morris. See more »

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Suspense....
7 August 2019 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Stars Victor McLaglen as McGinnis and Barry Fitzerald as Michael O'Keefe. A man has been found guilty, and will be executed unless the real murderer comes forward. Joe Calleia is the priest who is trying to convince the real murderer to confess, to save an innocent man from dying. (Calleia was also the Detective in "Gilda"... great film!) co-stars Sally Eilers. Directed by John Farrow. .. he won the oscar for best writing "Around the World in 80 Days". Farrow has an interesting story himself... seven children with Maureen O'Sullivan. His daughter Mia Farrow was famous in her own right. This tale is pretty good drama. Must be pretty new to Turner Classics. Worth watching!


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