This is a great “Catholic” movie about the priesthood, anti-clericalism and anti-Catholicism in Mexico.
Henry Fonda superbly plays the role of the “Fugitive Priest” an RKO/Warner Brother’s film.
The entire movie is worth watching, but this is the last part of that movie with the powerful scene with “Father” Fonda in dialogue with an atheist who is about to kill him in a firing squad. It is this scene with the priest’s powerful quote I highlight in the title!
John Ford’s black and white cinema photography is absolutely stunning.
Be sure to watch this clip of the final scenes. The ending is all Hollywood and powerful: