Clipped from CA, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Free Press, May 22, 1953

I CONFESSAlthough I Confess, which opened at the Capitol theatre Thursday, Jacks some of the cumulative suspense which hasmarked most pictures by AlfredHitchcock, it becomes engrossing entertainment because he is dealing with a clever Idea in a more than ordinarily perceptive way.pewmm:. w;. 'mmm■ -NOTICE TO PARENTSAll moving pictures shown in Manitoba are classified by the Manitoba Censor Board as follows:“ADULT“GENERALmeansmeansNOT SUITABLESUITABLEFOR JUVENILE'‘ FOR FAMILYENTERTAINMENTENTERTAINMENT ‘This classification is published to help you to select films which will provide suitable entertainment for your children.MANITOBA BOARD OF MOVING PICTURE CENSORSI Confess revolves around the dramatic plot situation of a man dolling the cassock ol a priest, committing a murder, and then confessing that murder to the holy man, thereby sealing his lips even when he is accused of the crime,Mr. Hitchcock has in the past built suspense movies on even slimmer ideas than this one. However, in I Confess he is more concerned with the character development of the priest, and the reaction of his plight on a number of people, than he is with trying j to make your impulses race. The :!chase through the:.Chateau Lauricr in Quebec at. the : end of the movie, ^ picturesque as it is, lacksshekmraisFCMontgomeryCliftsharpness and excitement of most Hitchcock finales.Howevcf, ‘m filming his story in Quebec City, Mr.Hitchcock has. given it an on-the-spot ticity and'he has made magnificent atmospheric use of his b^kgroundswithout letting them detract from the plot.I Confess is a good deal more forthright than most movies dealing with priests- It never lacks a feeling of reverence towards the man of God it por-■ trays, hut it goes a great deal deeper towards his calling than is usually the case. When the murderer in I Confess commits his crime he not only implicates the priest hut he brings out into the optfn circumstances that might be mis* construed. It is in the stirring up of these muddy waters that the picture reveals some of itsbest moments.. Before he has taken holy orders Father Michael (Montgomery Clift) has been deeply in love with a Quebec City girl (Anne Baxter). A quirk of circumstance brings this woman, now married to a successful man, into the investigation. The woman is still in love with the priest, but this fact would never have come to light if U were not for the crime.The dramatic implications of all these situations excellently grasped by Mr. Hitchcock, . who is often inclined to regiment his actors in order to get just what he wants. Here, however, lie has given freer emotional play to Mr. Clift as the priest, to Miss Baxter, as the woman, to O. E. Hasse, as the murderer, and a number of other people. Tha ending of the movie in which the priest, sticking to his sacred vows, is finally vindicated is very impressive.Others In the cast include Karl Malden as a police inspector, Brian Ahernc sis a crown prosecutor, Dolly Haa? ns the murderer’s wife, Roger Dann as Miss Baxter’s husband, and a number of others.I Confess is a unique and stirring