Rope (1948)

Rope (1948)

Director Alfred Hitchcock

Writer Hume Cronyn (adapted by), Patrick Hamilton (from the play by), Arthur Laurents (screenplay)

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller

Year 1948

Actors John Dall, Farley Granger, Edith Evanson, Douglas Dick

IMDB : 8.0 (98,000 votes)


Description Brandon and Philip are two young men who share a New York apartment. They consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend David Kentley and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle David with a rope and placing the body in an old chest, they proceed to hold a small party. The guests include David's father, his fiancée Janet and their old schoolteacher Rupert from whom they mistakenly took their ideas. As Brandon becomes increasingly more daring, Rupert begins to suspect.


  • Alex Davies 2017-03-13 18:24:20
    This is one of Hitchcock's most under-rated films - it is a superbly made movie.
  • Edwin Montesinos 2016-07-30 07:45:20
    I see what you mean about the trailer, but the experience doesn't get wasted by that.
  • Stuart Lee 2016-07-13 02:17:58
    just joking.
  • Stuart Lee 2016-07-13 02:17:40
    Hmm. Let's invite Hillary over.
  • DinoNugget 2015-12-10 11:08:53
    Talk about trailers that spoil the movie o-e
  • glamdolly20 2015-12-06 21:41:15
    Somewhat bizarre that the murder victim in 'Rope' has a speaking role in the trailer, but not in the movie itself! Poor guy, what a thankless starring role that was, he is constantly referred to in the movie but only ever seen for around ten seconds in total!  One of my favourite movies and I think one of Hitchcock's finest. Hardly any violence and yet it is powerful and chilling throughout. The great James Stewart steals it of course!
  • benjovi55 2015-10-06 00:17:09
    1:17 made me think of the Menendez brothers. I half expected to see them bawling, with tears the size of bottle caps.
  • The White Album 2015-08-28 04:22:09
    Jesus Christ I'm glad I didn't watch this before watching the movie.
  • The Voice 2015-07-18 19:35:14
    One of the underrated Hitchcock films along with Shadow of a Doubt, both so rich in symbolism.
  • crepesoftime 2015-06-08 02:16:33
    I wonder if this is the only case of a character(David) actually having more to say in a film's trailer than in the actual film itself(where he said nothing)
  • Melanie Mae 2015-02-25 21:17:00
    Looks like an interesting movie, but a terrible trailer.
  • starkid77 2014-11-25 04:40:48
    It's amazing how a movie can miss just one very important detail based on fact and deter me from watching any of it. 
  • Dave Denton 2014-11-12 09:51:35
    Talk about a trailer giving away the plot!
  • ali veli 2014-05-06 07:07:51
    terminator + Rope + The Space Knight or Rom = robocop
  • zhhika 2014-03-05 21:55:40
    Ahhh those lovely times when you didn't have to watch movies because endings were revealed by trailers...
  • Tails Doll 2013-11-15 10:59:10
    And that's the last time you'll ever see him alive!

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