28 May 2007 | drednm
Betty Hutton is the Whole Show
Betty Hutton is the whole show here in a remake of the failed 1937 film TRUE CONFESSION. Hutton plays a compulsive liar who gets involved in a murder case to boost the career of her boy friend (Sonny Tufts). But she gets more than she bargains for.
OK comedy and Hutton as always is a lot of fun. Tufts is a dud.
Good supporting cast includes Michael Chekhov as the nutty actor, Al Bridge as the detective, Ruth Donnelly as Hutton's mother, Rhys Williams as the prosecutor, Iris Adrian as a floozie, Jimmy Conlin and Ida Moore as jurors, Tom Dugan and Tom Fadden as moving men. Also spotted are Frank Faylen, Frank Ferguson, Jody Gilbert, Howard Freeman, Kathleen Howard, Mae Busch, Spec O'Donnell, Gladden James, Sarah Edwards, and Almira Sessions.
As usual Hutton is better than the material. And this film is not as good as the 1937 version starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray.