Based on a 1902 play, I CONFESS is built around the fact that a Catholic priest may not divulge information heard in the confessional, even if that information pertains to the solving of a criminal case. Fr. Michael Logan (Clift) is a young curate at a Quebec church when he hears the
confession of German refugee Otto Keller (Hasse), who admits to murdering lawyer Vilette (Legare). Since Vilette was blackmailing Ruth Grandfort (Baxter), the woman who has always loved Father Logan, suspicion falls on the innocent priest. Father Logan is brought to trial and must choose between
the sanctity of the confessional and saving his own life. There was little room for Hitchco...