Rope (1948)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by Arthur Laurents (screenplay), Patrick Hamilton (play)

Two men, morally and intellectually superior, decide to commit a murder just for the thrill. They throw a party with the victim’s friends and family in attendance and his body hidden in a chest in the room, but an old college professor (Stewart) gets suspicious.

The entire film takes place on one set, and despite the murder happening right at the film’s opening, this one doesn’t really get rolling until the guests arrive, particularly Jimmy Stewart. But man, it ratchets up the tension and is right up there with my favorite Hitchcock films. Loved it.

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