Hitchcock: I CONFESS

Director Alfred Hitchcock
Year 1953
Starring Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter and Karl Malden
Run Time 95min
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One of the Hitchock’s most criminally underrated films of the 1950’s, I CONFESS is an incredibly fascinating look at faith and religion in modern society. Then method actor Montgomery Clift, in one of his greatest and most underappreciated performances, plays Father Michael Logan. One night Father Logan hears a confessional from a poor German immigrant who confesses that he has committed the sin of murder. Soon the police ask Logan about the murder, but because of his faith he cannot divulge any sin confessed to him. Things become more convoluted as the police begin to suspect Logan of the crime. Incorporated in I CONFESS are the Hitchcock staples of murder and complicated romance (a natural when a Priest is involved, right?), but it’s the overt religious symbolism and themes that separate this from the director’s usual fare. Now you can see this intriguing combination that makes I CONFESS a must for any Hitchcock fan on the big screen in 35mm.

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