I Confess

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Overview

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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Overview

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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Special Features

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

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
A middling effort from Hitchcock, apparently attempting to adapt to the faux-documentary style then fashionable for crime stories, it features an interesting, turn by Clift. The film literalizes the symbolism of Catholic clergy as the representatives of Christ, with Clift's priest taking on the guilt for a murder due to the sanctity of the confessional. It's difficult to understand why the director chose to shoot such a musty contrivance of a play with the trappings of naturalism. Although, in The Wrong Man (1957), he was somewhat more effective with this style, his lack of interest in the normal range of human behavior hampered these films. Clift, who often chose to play characters seeking martyrdom, is well cast here, and provides what interest the film has in an underwritten part. It might have been better if the director had considered emphasizing the visual record of Clift's response to his public torment a la La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • UPC: 085393186326
  • Original Release: 1953
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Full Frame / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,410

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Montgomery Clift Father Michael William Logan
Anne Baxter Ruth Grandfort
Karl Malden Inspector Larrue
Brian Aherne Willy Robertson, Attorney
O.E. Hasse Otto Keller
Roger Dann Pierre Grandfort
Dolly Haas Alma Keller
Charles Andre Father Millais
Judson Pratt Murphy, a policeman
Ovila Legare Vilette, the lawyer
Gilles Pelletier Father Benoit
Nan Boardman Maid
Henry Corden Farouche
Carmen Gingras First French Girl
Albert Godderis Night Watchman
Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director, Producer
Don Alvarado Asst. Director
William Archibald Screenwriter
Gordon Bau Makeup
Robert Burks Cinematographer
Rudi Fehr Editor
Oliver S. Garretson Sound/Sound Designer
Edward S. Haworth Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
George James Hopkins Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Orry Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Keon Associate Producer
Fr. Paul la Couline Consultant/advisor
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Sherry Shourds Production Manager
George Tabori Screenwriter
Inspector Oliver Tangvay Consultant/advisor
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits and a Pedestrian. [2:00]
2. Church Encounter [3:10]
3. I Have Killed [3:08]
4. How Fortunate We Are [4:01]
5. Crime Scene [3:33]
6. Easy to Be Good [3:38]
7. What Two Schoolgirls Saw [5:28]
8. Not Possible to Answer [6:15]
9. A Woman in Love [5:02]
10. Ferry Rendezvous [3:29]
11. Determined to Explain [6:19]
12. A Matter of Blackmail [2:09]
13. Young Lovers [4:16]
14. Rain-Soaked Reunion [3:42]
15. Dealing With Vilette [3:17]
16. What Have I Done? [2:45]
17. Killer and Confessor [3:17]
18. Through Quebec's Streets [4:21]
19. On Trial [4:10]
20. Caught in a Storm [6:39]
21. The Verdict [3:11]
22. Hostile Mob [1:59]
23. The Killer Revealed [3:40]
24. A Man Alone [3:58]
25. Final Confession [:53]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Hitchcock's Confession: A Look at I Confess
      Gala Canadian Premiere for "I Confess"
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Catholic Priesthood

    This is a great movie that confirms the dedication of the priesthood and the seal of confession while at the same time telling a story of suspence that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly enjoyed it and recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Confess

    I took this movie out with high hopes— it was a waste. Sure, I'm one of the thousands of Hitchcock fans, but don't take time with this one— it's one of Hitchcock's duller and boring works.

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