"I Confess"

"I Confess"

DVD - 2004
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A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]
ISBN: 9780790789712
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Alfred Hitchcock's "I confess"
Call Number: DVD ICO


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Jul 14, 2019

The film itself "I Confess" was released February 12, 1953 in Quebec to a double theater release (most unusual). The plot is interesting but somehow I just don't find myself as captivated by it as other Hitchcock films. It made $2 million (US) which sounds rather low for even a time when movie theater prices would have been unimageinately low according to modern day prices (at this date the theater charged 25 cents for admission). The acting is good but uninspiring.

Aug 04, 2018

The way I see it - Just like Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" being an intended black comedy about transvestites and slasher films..... Well..... How about this?

I view "I Confess" as being a black comedy about the Catholic religion where Hitchcock wants us to laugh at how preposterous this whole business is when it comes to a priest not being allowed to break the seal of silence from a confessional (even when this concerns the matter of bringing the identity of a murderer to the attention of the law).

Anyway - Speaking about slasher films - I really think that "I Confess" needed a psycho of its own to liven things up. It really did. And, I believe that Montgomery Clift, playing a priest, would've made for an ideal psycho.

Yeah. 'Cause I think that it would've been a real surprise twist if he'd turned out to be a total transvestite under his fatherly frock. Don't you?

Apr 22, 2018

Somehow this one didn't pull me in at all. Didn't finish it.

Apr 04, 2018

A complex Hitchcock film along the same lines as "The Wrong Man." Make sure to watch the DVD extras where they talk in detail about the film. It's the most "noir" of Hitchcock's works both visually and narrative. Rich blank and white photography, shadows, menacing clouds, beautifully shot in Quebec City that is also a character in the film. Superb performances from Clift and Baxter. A must to see if you are a Hitchcock fan.

Aug 05, 2014

This is a 1953 drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The film is based on a 1902 French play by Paul Anthelme called "Nos deux consciences (Our Two Consciences)," which Hitchcock saw in the 1930s.
It seldom gets mentioned in any Hitchcock documentaries or when discussing about his movies.
It doesn't offer the usual amount of excitement or thrilling entertainment than his better known ones.
In fact, there isn't much of "real" suspense at all, but performances of Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter are superb.
This is one of the best serious and thought-provoking films Hitchcock had ever made.

thongd4me Sep 28, 2012

Excellent film noir - I was confused at first about the setting but Montreal was priceless. At first I thought it was Paris but then it was obvious it was Montreal, where I've never been & would like to go.

Aug 20, 2010

Filmed in Quebec City and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Much of the city looks the same now as it does in the movie, made in the dying days of WW2. Includes scenes shot inside the historic Chateau Frontenac, a hotel that dominates the skyline of old Quebec City. Not one of Hitchcock's best, but still interesting.


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