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Rope, Alfred Hitchcock's first color film, was adapted from Patrick Hamilton's stage play Rope's End by no less than Hume Cronyn. Loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case, the plot concerns two implicitly homosexual college chums, played by Farley Granger and John Dall. Their heads filled with Nietzschean philosophy by their kindly professor James Stewart, Granger and Dall kill a third friend just for the thrill of it. The boys hide the body in an antique chest in the middle of their posh apartment, then perversely ...


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Denise H

Aug 21, 2014

one of Hitch's best

The idea came from Leopold and Loeb murder, but that's about it. Two young men commit a murder, and put the body in a large trunk -- which is being used as a table, where the murdered boys father is near.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film, because Jimmy Stewart confesses his 'superman' Nietsche ideas were just to amuse people, not to carry out an actual murder. So Stewart freaks out... watch the film.

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