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I Confess ()


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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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Father Michael Logan
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Ruth Grandfort
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Inspector Larrue
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Willy Robertson
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Otto Keller (as O. E. Hasse)
Roger Dann ...
Pierre Grandfort
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Alma Keller
Charles Andre ...
Father Millars
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nan Boardman ...
Maid (uncredited)
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Det. Sgt. Farouche (uncredited)
Carmen Gingras ...
1st French Girl (uncredited)
Albert Godderis ...
Nightwatchman (uncredited)
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Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited)
Renée Hudon ...
2nd French Girl (uncredited)
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Monsieur Villette (uncredited)
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Father Benoit (uncredited)
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Murphy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

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George Tabori ... (screen play) and
William Archibald ... (screen play)
 
Paul Anthelme ... (from a play by)

Produced by

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Sidney Bernstein ... producer (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock ... producer (uncredited)

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Dimitri Tiomkin

Cinematography by

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Robert Burks ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Rudi Fehr

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Ted Haworth ... (as Edward S. Haworth)
John Beckman ... (uncredited)

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George James Hopkins

Makeup Department

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Gordon Bau ... makeup artist
Agnes Flanagan ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Sherry Shourds ... production supervisor

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Don Alvarado ... assistant director (as Don Page)
C. Carter Gibson ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Eddie Edwards ... props (uncredited)
Ben L. Goldman ... props (uncredited)
Robert B. Greene ... painter (uncredited)

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Oliver S. Garretson ... sound
O.H. Hudson ... boom (uncredited)
O.H. Hudson ... boom operator (uncredited)
Eugene F. Westfall ... recordist (uncredited)

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Richard C. Smith ... effects (uncredited)

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Jack Albin ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Bennett ... electrician (uncredited)
Donald O. Cedergren ... grip (uncredited)
Joseph H. Daegle ... grip (uncredited)
Everett Dexter ... grip (uncredited)
Gibby Germaine ... best boy (uncredited)
Van Mathews ... electrician (uncredited)
Harold Noyes ... grip (uncredited)
Joe O'Connell ... electrician (uncredited)
Wallace Pade ... grip (uncredited)
William H. Phillips ... generator operator (uncredited)
Walter Robinson ... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Satterfield ... gaffer (uncredited)
William Schurr ... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Sealock ... electrician (uncredited)
Leonard J. South ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Kenneth B. Taylor ... grip (uncredited)

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Orry-Kelly ... wardrobe
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ted Kring ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Elva Martien ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Martine ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Carl P. Benoit ... location manager (uncredited)
Charles Bonniwell ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ray Heindorf ... musical director
Dimitri Tiomkin ... conductor
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Harry Allison ... driver (uncredited)
Kenneth Greene ... driver (uncredited)
Harry Zubrinsky ... transportation gaffer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Barbara Keon ... production associate
Paul LaCouline ... technical advisor (as Father Paul LaCouline)
Marvin Margulies ... assistant location auditor (uncredited)
Rita Michaels ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Victor Peers ... general manager (uncredited)
Oliver Tangvay ... technical advisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines FILMED IN CANADA'S COLORFUL QUEBEC BY WARNER BROS. (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alfred Hitchcock's 'I Confess!' (United States)
  • La loi du silence (Canada, French title)
  • La loi du silence (France)
  • Ich beichte (Germany)
  • Yo confieso (Spain)
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  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Montgomery Clift drank during the shooting and his eyes appear glazed during the ferry scene. Alfred Hitchcock was a very non-confrontational director and delegated an assistant director and Karl Malden to talk to the actor about it. See more »
Goofs In the scene where Ruth is watching the postman walk past her house, set during World War II, the cars parked on the street are all 1950s models. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une histoire seule (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Love, Look What You've Done To Me See more »
Quotes Fr. Michael William Logan: I never thought of the priesthood as offering a hiding place.
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