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I Confess (1953)

Crushed lips don't talk...

Original Title : I Confess
Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Writer : Paul Anthelme
George Tabori
William Archibald
Genre : Drama
Thriller
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Alfred Hitchcock
Music : Dimitri Tiomkin
Photography : Robert Burks
IMDB ID : 0045897
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I Confess (1953) - Alfred Hitchcock
 

Starring

Montgomery Clift Fr. Michael William Logan
Anne Baxter Ruth Grandfort
Karl Malden Inspector Larrue
Brian Aherne Willy Robertson
Roger Dann Pierre Grandfort
Dolly Haas Alma Keller
Charles Andre Fr. Millars
O.E. Hasse Otto Keller
Judson Pratt Det. Murphy
Ovila Légaré Villette
Gilles Pelletier Fr. Benoit
Nan Boardman Maid (uncredited
Henry Corden Det. Sgt. Farouche (uncredited
Carmen Gingras 1st French Girl (uncredited
Albert Godderis Nightwatchman (uncredited
Alfred Hitchcock Man crossing the top of long staircase (uncredited
Renée Hudon 2nd French Girl (uncredited
 

Plot

Otto Kellar and his wife Alma work as caretaker and housekeeper at a Catholic church in Quebec. Whilst robbing a house where he sometimes works as a gardener, Otto is caught and kills the owner. Racked with guilt he heads back to the church where Father Michael Logan is working late. Otto confesses his crime, but when the police begin to suspect Father Logan he cannot reveal what he has been told in the confession.
 

Comments

Is it wrong to divulge a confession? The ever brooding Montgomery Clift plays a priest that hears the confession of a murderer and later is accused of the crime himself. Dark and mysterious, but still not one of Director Alfred Hitchcock's most memorable projects. Also in this dismal film are Karl Malden, Anne Baxter, O.E. Hasse and Judson Pratt.
 
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