I Confess

Rating 4.3
51 ratings
Movie on IMDb
List Price: $14.98
SALE PRICE: $6.89
You Save: $8.09 (54% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 3-5 business days
Item:  XWHV 3186326D
Amazon sells this DVD for $9.19, buying at OLDIES.com saves you 25%
This is the price to buy directly from Amazon.com or its featured FBA seller. Prices change often, this price was last checked on September 12, 2014. Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.
Warner Bros. DVD Clearance Sale

DVD Features:

  • Making-Of Documentary: Hitchcock's Confession: A Look At 'I Confess'
  • Premiere Newsreel
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 - English
    • Mono 1.0 - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: HITCHCOCK'S CONFESSION: A LOOK AT I CONFESS

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 08/29/2004
"Considered by the French New Wave critics and theaters as one of Hitchcock's greatest films..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

In Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess, Father Michael Logan (Montgomery Clift), apparently a model of clerical piety, hears a killer's confession. Eyewitnesses point to a priest as the murderer and the sacrament of penance forbids Logan to speak out - even in his own defense - when circumstantial evidence targets Logan as the prime suspect!

Academy Award winners Anne Baxter and Karl Malden co-star as a former flame and a police inspector whose attempts to clear Logan only entrap him further. Filmed in Quebec on locations highlighting that city's Old World traditions, I Confess races toward a climax that's unforgettable. And in true Hitchcock fashion, you'll confess to being hooked all the way.

Product Description:

I CONFESS, from the play by Paul Anthelme, is based on a premise custom made for Alfred Hitchcock's fascination with the dilemma of an innocent man accused of a crime. Montgomery Clift plays Father Michael Logan, a priest who hears the confession of a murderer and soon finds himself framed for the crime. Circumstantial evidence mounts, painting an ever more damning picture of the priest's crime while he is bound by his priestly vows not to reveal what he has learned in confession. If other Hitchcock dramas such as SABOTEUR follow the plight of the innocent man through breakneck pursuits, I CONFESS succeeds on the strength of Clift's ability to convey the real anxiety of the moral dilemma he faces and the effects of the widening chasm between pious intentions and social disgrace. Strong performances are also given by O.E. Hasse as the bitter and murderous gardener Otto Keller and by Anne Baxter as the woman whose faith in Father Logan also threatens scandal.

Plot Synopsis:

This lesser known Hitchcock murder drama, based upon the play by Paul Anthelme, is compelling for its stark photography and symbolism. With I CONFESS, Hitchcock puts a moral twist on the theme of an innocent man charged with a crime he didn't commit. Montgomery Clift plays a pious young priest who hears a confession from a murderer and later finds himself accused of the crime. He is then torn between his vows of silence and his need to clear himself of the charge.

Plot Keywords:

Clergy | Mystery | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Filmed in Quebec, Canada.
  • Hitchcock cameo: Hitchcock crosses at the top of a staircase as the film begins.
  • Hitchcock originally wanted Anita Bjork (Miss Julie) to play the role given to Anne Baxter.
  • Louis Verneil sold the original play to Hitchcock.
  • The film is based on the 1902 play NOS DEUX CONSCIENCES by Paul Anthelme.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.3
Based on 51 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Movie Categories:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 17,564
  • UPC: 085393186326
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Movies & TV with some of the same main people:

Top ranking titles in the Mystery / Thriller genre: