1948 • 80 minutes
186 reviews
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James Stewart, Farley Granger and John Dall star in this macabre spellbinder, which was inspired by a real-life case of murder. Two thrill-seeking friends (Granger and Dall) strangle a classmate and then hold a party for their victim's family and friends, serving refreshments on a buffet table fashioned from a trunk containing the lifeless body. When dinner conversation revolves around talk of the 'perfect murder', their former teacher (Stewart) becomes increasingly suspicious that his students have turned his intellectual theories into brutal reality.
186 reviews
August 12, 2016
One of Hitchcock's best(or anybody else's for that matter) that nobody talks about. No blonde bombshell in this one but a fabulous must see masterpiece.
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Paul Brown
March 15, 2015
Hitchcock staged this as if the entire film were a single continuous take, and the result is mesmerizing. The movie's infused with an immediacy, presence and dramatic momentum that's usually only found in live performances. Jimmy Stewart brings it to a crescendo with a wonderfully intense performance.
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A Google user
October 25, 2015
I'm looking forward to watching this with my Buttercups. I seen this film a couple years of ago, and it became one of my favorites.
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