• Director

    Alfred Hitchcock

  • With

    Montgomery Clift, Ann Baxter, Karl Malden, OE Hasse

  • USA 1953. 95min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate

    PG

Hitchcock’s Catholic upbringing probably influenced his films’ treatment of guilt and responsibility, crime and punishment – and this is his most explicit exploration of the subject. Set in Quebec, it centres on a priest (Clift) suspected of murder because he refuses to reveal the truth about a confession made by the real killer. Uniformly strong performances and Robert Burks’ moody monochrome cinematography steal the show.

The screening on Wednesday 20 April will have an introduction.