The Hitchcock Fridays
|The Hitchcock Fridays|
|Fox Performing Arts Center|
|8/23/2013 7:30 PM|
|8/23/2013 9:30 PM|
Type of Event
|Arts and Culture|
|Fox Performing Arts Center, foxriversidelive.com, , 951-779-9800|
I CONFESS (1953)
Winner of 1953 Cannes Film Festival
Father Michael Logan (Clift) is a devout Catholic priest in a church in Quebec City. To take care of the church and the rectory, Father Logan employs a caretaker, Otto Keller.
Very late one evening Keller asks if Father Logan will hear his confession. In the confessional, Keller confesses that he went to try to steal money from a person he gardens for, a rich lawyer called Villette, and in the process he killed him.
Because of the binding nature of the secrecy of the confessional, Father Logan cannot tell the police anything he now knows about this crime, even when he himself becomes the prime suspect.
Stars: Montgomery Cliff, Anne Baxter, Robert Walker