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I Confess (1953)

If you knew what he knew what would you do?
director Alfred Hitchcock
producer Alfred Hitchcock
writer George Tabori
William Archibald
story by Paul Anthelme (original play)
starring Montgomery Clift
Anne Baxter
Karl Malden
O E Hasse
original music Dimitri Tiomkin
cinematographer Robert Burks
editor Rudi Fehr
running time 95 minutes
colour black & white
sound mix mono
aspect ratio 1.37:1 Spherical
studio Warner Brothers
distributor Warner Brothers
availability DVD


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. (© IMDB)


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released in 2004

4704.gif Ich Beichte (1953) - Warner Brothers (Germany, 2004)
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4703.gif I Confess (1953) - Warner Brothers (UK, 2004)
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4702.gif I Confess (1953) - Warner Brothers (USA, 2004)
NTSC 1.33:1 [01:34:30]

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