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I Confess (1953)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 28 February 1953 (USA)
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A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional.



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Complete credited cast:
Otto Keller (as O. E. Hasse)
Roger Dann ...
Charles Andre ...


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. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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28 February 1953 (USA)  »

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Was shot in Quebec City in Quebec, Canada See more »


In the scene where Father Logan walks up to the crime scene, there is a woman in the background laughing and hamming it up for the camera. Everyone else in the shot is very solemn. See more »


Fr. Michael William Logan: I never thought of the priesthood as offering a hiding place.
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Edited into Ombres vives ...une autre histoire du cinema... (2013) See more »


Love, Look What You've Done To Me
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
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Forgotten, with a capital F
24 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

"I Confess" is a strong candidate for Hitchcock's most forgotten film. It never gets mentioned in any Hitchcock documentaries or when discussing about his movies. The film doesn't offer the usual amount of excitement or thrilling entertainment than his better known ones ("North by Northwest", for instance). In fact, there isn't much of "real" suspense at all, but well-sketched characters, fine acting performances, and captivating plot development are more than compensating matters.

"I Confess" is a very interesting piece of film making and should be viewed by any Hitchcock fan.

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