Hitchcock Thrillers - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Hitchcock Thrillers - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Cary Grant, Farley Granger, Henry Fonda
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Hitchcock Thrillers - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2009
UPC: 0883929082162
Rating: NR
Source: Turner Classic Movie
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 6:39:00
Sales rank: 23,691

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Disc 1 Side A - Suspicion Includes: Featurette Before the Fact: Suspicous Hitchcock; Theatrical Trailer; ; Side B - Strangers On A Train Includes: Includes Commentary by Director Peter Bogdanovich, Psycho Screenwriter Joseph Stefano, Patricia Highsmith Biographer Andrew Wilson and Several Hitchcock Colleagues, Aficionados and Family Members, Plus the Suspense Master Himself in an Interview Excerpt; Theatrical Trailer; ; ; Disc 2 Side A - I Confess Includes: Featurette Hitchcock's Confession: A Look at I Confess Premiere Newsreel; Theatrical Trailer; ; Side B - The Wrong Man Includes: Featurette Guilt Trip: Hitchcock and The Wrong Man ; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Johnnie Aysgarth
Farley Granger Guy Haines
Henry Fonda Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero (Manny)
Montgomery Clift Father Michael William Logan
Anne Baxter Ruth Grandfort
Joan Fontaine Lina McLaidlaw
Robert Walker Bruno Anthony
Vera Miles Rose Balestrero
Anthony Quayle Frank O'Connor
Cedric Hardwicke Gen. McLaidlaw
Karl Malden Inspector Larrue
Ruth Roman Ann Morton
Brian Aherne Willy Robertson, Attorney
Harold J. Stone Lt. Bowers
Leo G. Carroll Senator Morton
Nigel Bruce Beaky Thwaite
Charles Cooper Matthews, a detective
May Whitty Mrs. McLaidlaw
O.E. Hasse Otto Keller
Patricia Hitchcock Barbara Morton
Laura Elliot Miriam Haines
Marion Lorne Mrs. Anthony
Jonathan Hale Mr. Anthony
Howard St. John Capt. Turley

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Suspicion
1. Credits [:57]
2. Strangers On a Train [2:30]
3. Up Each Other's Alley [3:23]
4. What's Wrong with Lina [4:05]
5. Her Appointment [2:16]
6. Saved by the Ball [3:53]
7. Love Not as Expected [4:08]
8. See the General Jump [3:23]
9. Newlyweds [3:57]
10. Let's Be Practical [3:55]
11. Wedding Present [3:28]
12. Beaky; Missing Chairs [4:31]
13. Red Letter Day [4:19]
14. Not Good for Beaky [2:01]
15. Missing Money [3:05]
16. Tearing Her Apart [2:05]
17. You Win, Old Boy [1:35]
18. Not Lina's Business [6:02]
19. Murder Spelled Out [2:41]
20. Trip to Tangmere [2:35]
21. Lifesaver [3:35]
22. Englishman Found Dead [4:55]
23. Johnnie's Whereabouts [3:52]
24. Just as in books [4:25]
25. Event of her death [3:16]
26. Look of a Murderer? [3:08]
27. The Way She Feels [2:11]
28. Glass of Milk [3:55]
29. Cliffside Drive [2:31]
30. Turnaround [2:03]
31. Cast List [:32]
Disc #1, Side B -- Strangers On A Train
1. Credit Duet for Two Feet [2:24]
2. Strangers Meet [3:30]
3. Everything Before You Die [2:04]
4. Crisscross [2:28]
5. Man with a Bass Fiddle [:26]
6. A Family Quarrel [4:24]
7. Another Family at Odds [3:22]
8. Eyes on Miriam [5:14]
9. Tunnel of Love [2:23]
10. Murder Reflected [2:18]
11. Collins' Serenade [1:00]
12. Midnight Meeting [4:40]
13. What People Think and Say [5:37]
14. Faulty Memory [4:34]
15. Just Some Tennis Fan [3:08]
16. The Tennis Club [3:19]
17. Sen. Morton's Party [3:07]
18. By the Throat [3:57]
19. "He Was Strangling Me" [2:42]
20. "How Did You Get Him to Do It?" [2:48]
21. Bruno's House [3:38]
22. Walking Out On a Very Clever Fellow [3:59]
23. Deaf Ears at the Anthony Manse [3:06]
24. Tennis Match Begins [4:09]
25. Bruno Bound for Metcalf [3:30]
26. Down the Drain [3:45]
27. Guy Bound for Metcalf [2:38]
28. Return to the Carnival [2:56]
29. Familiar Faces [2:07]
30. Out of Control [2:00]
31. Crash Landing [2:12]
32. Farewell to a Very Clever Fellow [1:59]
33. "I Beg Your Pardon" [1:00]
Disc #2, Side A -- I Confess
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 Possbible 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]
Disc #2, Side B -- The Wrong Man
1. Prologue and Credits [3:09]
2. Average Manny [3:26]
3. Lucky People [3:30]
4. Music Lessons [2:54]
5. Insurance Office [4:51]
6. Ride to the Station [3:26]
7. Two Store Visits [6:41]
8. You've Been Identified [3:29]
9. Same Mistake [4:11]
10. The Lineup [2:46]
11. Fingerprinted, Booked and Jailed [5:14]
12. How Could This Happen? [2:47]
13. Arraignment [4:34]
14. Long Island City Jail [4:14]
15. Bailed Out and Back Home [2:36]
16. Phoning for Help [2:34]
17. Attorney O'Connor [3:51]
18. Search for Witnesses [5:07]
19. I've Let You Down [1:13]
20. Telltale Signs [4:00]
21. Roses's Breakdown [4:46]
22. The Guilty One [3:45]
23. Greenmont Sanitarium [1:56]
24. Trial Begins [3:38]
25. Eyewitness Testimony [1:59]
26. Mistrial [3:29]
27. Answered Prayers [3:40]
28. The Right Man [2:48]
29. That's Fine For You [3:44]
30. Coda [:51]

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Hitchcock Thrillers - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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sherlock1 More than 1 year ago
Had not seen these movies in years but I know why he is an icon. Waaayy ahead of his time in thought and direction.
DesRS More than 1 year ago
It is wonderful. Movies used to have plots, character development, and dialogue. Hitchcock movies are always great.