Or ****? Not bad at all: but why a Catholic priest should turn down Anne Baxter is a bit implausible (mind you, Monty Clift was a left footer so maybe that's why) and why a priest should risk being hanged when the murderer has confessed to him is also stretching things a bit. Nice photography of Quebec-Ville, but surely 50% of the population aren't nuns and priests? Dmitri Tiomkin's score is laughably over the top.
Incredibly underrated Hitchcock. No, it's not on the level of his best work, but as Stonez says in the post immediately below this, it has a lot going for it both visually and thematically. And you should never need any prodding to watch anything that Montgomery Clift is in.
Lesser Hitchcock thriller has a great visual style, but falls short in the story department. Despite a few solid suspense sequences, it's slow and talky - bogged down further by an unconvincing love story. Montgomery Clift is less than believable as the conflicted priest, though Karl Malden is good as a determined detective.
Very underappreciated Hitch. Not sure why. Good plot and tight script. Excellent performances from Clift, Malden, and co. Great imagery and wonderful B&W cinematography. The public slept on it back in the day, don't sleep on it now. Up there with Lifeboat in terms of his more psychological films