Rope Movie Review 1948

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In New York City, two gay college students murder a friend for kicks and store the body in a living room trunk. They further insult the dead by using the trunk as the buffet table and inviting his parents to the dinner party in his honor. Very dark humor is the theme in Hitchcock's first color film, which he innovatively shot in uncut ten-minute takes, with the illusion of a continuous scene maintained with tricky camera work. Based on the Patrick Hamilton play and on the Leopold-Loeb murder case.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 81 minutes.

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Mystery & Suspense, Film Noir, Adapted from a Play, Gays, Director/Star Teams: Hitchcock & Stewart
Arthur Laurents
James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Cedric Hardwicke, Constance Collier
William V. Skall, Joseph Valentine
Alfred Hitchcock
David Buttolph
William Ziegler
Alfred Hitchcock Sidney Bernstein

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