cleo moore


One Girl’s Confession (1953, Hugo Haas)

This film was marketed as a racy crime flick but is a melodrama all the way! Hugo Haas’ movies are very special and all clearly recognizable as his personal projects. The heightened emotions and moralistic themes of his films may make his work corny to some, but to me his is passion so apparent and his execution of his ideas is unique and compelling. In this film, Cleo Moore is a buxom blonde Cinderella navigating a slimy wharf underworld that feels like a fairytale landscape in which good as evil are as sharply contrasted as the chiaroscuro images illustrating them. – Zynab