I Confess [DVD] [1953]

  • SKU: 7148776
  • Release Date: 09/07/2004
  • Rating: NR
Alfred Hitchcock directs Montgomery Clift in the thriller I Confess, which can be seen in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this DVD from Warner Bros. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include a documentary on the making of the film and the theatrical trailer. This fine DVD is also available as a part of the nine-disc Alfred Hitchcock: The Signature Collection.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • New making-of documentary "Hitchcock's Confession: A Look at I Confess"
  • Premiere newsreel
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English, Français, & Español
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


I Confess
Based on the turn-of-the-century play Our Two Consciences by Paul Anthelme, Hitchcock's I Confess is set in Quebec. Montgomery Clift plays a priest who hears the confession of church sexton O.E. Hasse. "I...killed...a man" whispers Hasse in tight closeup--and, bound by the laws of the Confessional, Clift is unable to turn Hasse over to the police. But police-inspector Karl Malden has a pretty good idea who the guilty party is: all evidence points to Clift. It seems that the dead man had been blackmailing Anne Baxter, who was once in a factually innocent, but seemingly exploitable compromising position with Clift. Tried for murder, Clift is released due to lack of evidence, but he is ruined in the eyes of the community. Then it is Hasse's turn to make that One Fatal Error. I Confess is frequently dismissed as a lesser Hitchcock, due mainly to the quirky performance of Montgomery Clift (who, it is said, steadfastly refused to take direction). Today, four decades removed from its on-set intrigues, the film has taken its place as one of the best of Hitchcock's "between the classics" efforts. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Montgomery Clift
    Montgomery Clift - Father Michael William Logan
  • Anne Baxter
    Anne Baxter - Ruth Grandfort
  • Karl Malden
    Karl Malden - Inspector Larrue
  • Brian Aherne
    Brian Aherne - Willy Robertson, Attorney
  • Image coming soon
    O.E. Hasse - Otto Keller



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hitchcock comes through

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    MovieMaven
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    While not my favorite Hitchcock movie, this is one of his most intimate films. In his role as Father Logan, Montgomery Clift's face expresses so much as as he finds himself mired in the dilemma of keeping his religious duties, protecting Ruth (Ann Baxter) and protecting himself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Hitchcock

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    HokieCate
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    I reallly enjoyed this film, it's different than some of Hitch's more popular films. But Montgomery Clift gives a great performance as the conflicted Father Michael Logan. Anne Baxter and the rest of the cast are really good too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hitchcock: Nuff said.

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    physed
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    Glad I was able to find this on blu-ray and add to my Hitchcock collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Hitchcock movie

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    Jakester
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    The restored black and white film is beautiful. Good story and plot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Jakester
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    Easy ordering, nice price and fast shipping. Thank you

    I would recommend this to a friend



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