Rope is a 1948 American psychological crime thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1929 play of the same name by Patrick Hamilton. The film was adapted by Hume Cronyn with a screenplay by Arthur Laurents.
Two brilliant young aesthetes, Brandon Shaw (Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Granger), strangle to death their former classmate from Harvard University, David Kentley (Dick Hogan), in their Manhattan penthouse apartment. They commit the crime as an intellectual exercise: they want to prove their superiority by committing the "perfect murder".
|author||Arthur Laurents Ben Hecht Hume Cronyn Patrick Hamilton|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||William H. Ziegler|
|genre||crime drama thriller|
|keywords||aesthete aestheticism art of murder de quincey\'s dinner party even harvard university hide horrify manhattan nietzsche on murder considered as one of the fine arts penthouse apartment perfect crime perfect murder philosophy of friedrich nietzsche question stammer stewart thomas de quincey übermensch wooden chest|
|producer||Sidney Bernstein, Baron Bernstein|
|theme||film noir films à clef lgbt-related psychological thriller|