One Girl's Confession

Synopsis: Another of the "Fate and Irony" films from director-writer-producer-actor Hugo Haas but this one has less hair-shirt torment than most of his offerings, although his camera, as usual, lingers provocatively on the contours of the leading lady and, in this case, the leading lady is more than well-contoured. Mary Adams works in a tawdry waterfront restaurant where the owner not only maltreats her, he also cheated her father out of a fortune years ago. The owner acquires $25,000 in an illegal transaction, which Mary promptly steals, hides, confesses her crime and serves a short sentence. Freed, she goes to work in a restaurant owned by Dragomie Damitrod, and when he gets into trouble over a gambling debt, she offers to help him by telling him where the $25,000 is hidden, and will loan him what he needs. But circumstances indicate he has stolen all of the money, so she clouts him on the head, killing him. She then learns he didn't steal the money, digs it up and donates it to an orphanage,
Director(s): Hugo Haas
Production: Columbia Pictures
74 min


-Wait. Where were you?

-I'm sorry. I'll be right down.


-Yeah, I'll be right down!

The same thing like this, "Mary, Mary, Mary!"

I never have a chance

to even dress around this...

The sprouts are for Mr. Lewis,

and the soup for old Nick.

And get the orders from five and six.

What happened?

Got stuck with your boyfriend?

Stop that, or I'll spill this right in your lap!

The old man was real mad.

-Yeah, yeah, I know.

-Hey, Mary!

I'll be right with you. Cut it out, will you?

Have you decided what you want?

If I tell you, you'll slap me like you did

yesterday. So, what's the use of asking?

-Hey, Mary!

-I'm coming.

Hey, here comes the old dolly now!



Excuse me.

-Hey, waitress!

-Yeah, I'll be right there.

-What'll it be?

-What kind of soup do you have?

Clam chowder. Fresh.

Okay, soup and a double rum.

That's my appetizer.

-And clear off this place.

-Hey, Mary!

-Yeah, I'll be right there!

-You know, always when I see you, dearie,

-I wonder, I just simply wonder.

-What's the gimmick?

What do you work so hard for?

You've got a beautiful face

and a wonderful figure.

Listen, I know a guy

that's just crazy for you...

-Yeah, I know, with a lot of dough.

-Well, how'd you know?

-Don't waste your time.

-Well, but he...

Yeah, I know, he's different.

They're all alike.

They just have different faces

so you can tell them apart.

-Hello, baby!

-Well, old-timer!

That's no excuse! To fall asleep!

So I was tired and fell asleep

and was late for work once!

So what are you beefing about?

Don't get fresh!

If it wasn't for the memory

of your poor father,

I'd show you how tough it is

to get a good job nowadays!

Old buzzard! "lf it wasn't for the memory

of my poor father!"

He thinks I don't know

how he cheated my father.

Don't get upset. You can't change him.

After all, he's took care of you

all these years.

He took care of me? Don't make me laugh!

To get rid of me, he put me in an orphanage

and then in a convent,

and when I was strong enough

to slave for him, he brought me back.

Well, he got upset.

The place full of people, and you not here.

Stop your stupid talk! Close up the place!

Put the lights out!

So much money! Crooks!

-Yeah, who is it?

-Police. Open up!

I'm coming!

Sorry to break in on you like this,

young lady.

We'd like to ask you some questions.

I'll make it easy for you, gentlemen.

I took that money,

and I'm ready to take the rap for it.

So, let's go!

Hey, you're not serious?

I wouldn't joke with the police.

You can see I'm all packed.

You ungrateful, you! Where is the money?

Where is it?

-You shut up!

-Now, now, wait a minute.

-Where is the money?

-That I won't tell you.

-Why don't you ask him where he got it?

-Well, that's none of your business.

Officer, she's got the money.

Search the room!

Don't waste your time.

You don't think I'd be foolish enough

to keep it here, do you?

Officer, do your duty and arrest me.

And take him along, too.

Let's go.

Mary Adams, I have here

your signed confession,

that you robbed your employer,

Gregory Stark, of $25,000.

Mr. District Attorney, I confess the robbery.

But, of course, I can't say how much it was.

I didn't have time to count it.

According to the police report, you refuse

to reveal where the money is hidden.

That is correct. I confess, and I'm...

I'm ready to accept my punishment.

It'll make a great deal of difference

in the attitude of the court

-if you tell us where the money is.

-I'm sorry.

This man, Gregory,

cheated my father out of his whole fortune.

Maybe my father wasn't a saint either,

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Hugo Haas

Hugo Haas (18 February 1901 – 1 December 1968) was a Czech film actor, director and writer. He appeared in more than 60 films between 1926 and 1962, as well as directing 20 films between 1933 and 1962. more…

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