The Cardinal (1936)

01/04/1936 (GB) HistoryDrama 1h 11m


Set in 15th-century Italy, The Cardinal stars Matheson Lang as one Cardinal de Medici. Bound by the rules of the confessional, the cardinal is unable to disclose the multitude of sins revealed to him by one of his most influential parishioners. De Medici's dilemma is compounded by the fact that the confessor has committed a murder for which the Cardinal's brother has been arrested. The basic plot gimmick was good for another go-round in the 1953 Hitchcock flick I Confess. This 7-reel British film was based on a play by Louis N. Parker.

  1. Sinclair Hill


  2. D.B. Wyndham-Lewis


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  1. Matheson Lang

    Cardinal de Medici

  2. Eric Portman

    Eric Portman

    Giuliano de Medici

  3. Robert Atkins

    General Belmont

  4. O.B. Clarence

    O.B. Clarence


  5. Douglas Jefferies


  6. F.B.J. Sharp

    Pope Julius II

  7. Wilfred Fletcher


  8. A. Bromley Davenport


  9. Rayner Barton

    Cardinal Orelli

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The Cardinal

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Original Language English

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