Oct 042017
 

Full Confession is well acted and the noir-ish like style looks good, but the screenplay writing is a bit much as is the overly dramatic scenes, particularly the “big” finale.

 

 

Full Confession
— Warner Archive Collection —

(1939)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Warner Archive | NR – 73 min. – $21.99 | September 26, 2017

Date Published: 10/04/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: John Farrow
Writer(s): Jerry Cady (screenplay)
Cast: Victor McLaglen, Sally Eilers, Joseph Calleia, Barry Fitzgerald
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Video: Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 

PLOT SYNOPSIS


Pat McGinnis (VICTOR LCLAGLEN) is a brute with a sensitive soul who falls afoul of fate thanks to wanting to impress his love, Molly Sullivan (SALLY EILERS). Getting sent up on a minor charge to avoid a murder wrap, Pat becomes the pet project of Father Loma (JOSEPH CALLEIA). Befriending Molly, Loma brings her to see Pat and begins Pat’s process of parole. After a near-fatal incident brings a full confession out of Pat, Loma now knows that Pat did the deed for which innocent family man Michael O’Keefe (BARRY FITZGERALD) faces the chair. With his silenced sealed by the sanctity of confession, Father Loma begins a relentless pursuit of Pat’s soul in order to save two souls.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 

VIDEO – 3.25/5, AUDIO – 3.0/5


Full Confession comes to DVD through the Warner Archive Collection (MOD) and is presented in its original 1.33 full frame aspect ratio which looks fine but there are numerous amounts of scratches and other film damage. The Dolby Digital Mono track also has some flaws with pops and hisses.

OVERALL – 2.0/5


Overall, Full Confession is well acted and the noir-ish like style looks good, but the screenplay writing is a bit much as is the overly dramatic scenes, particularly the “big” finale. The DVD release offers so-so video/audio transfers and sadly, no bonus material.

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