#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.
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Can’t believe I’m only seeing this now. It’s great. Basically a play. There couldn’t have been more than 15 shots. Ending had me in tears. Shouts out
Rope was the first Alfred Hitchcock/James Stewart collaboration. They would go on to do “Rear Window”, “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, and finally, “Vertigo”. This being the first, and also a kind of experimental film on Hitchcock’s part, it is the weakest of the four. Shot as a play, mainly in one room, and with only a handful of cast members, the concept of how it was done is intriguing even today. Done in roughly a dozen takes, the only times that the camera ever cuts are when it closes in on someone’s back and then angles around to the other side. That’s the tell-tale sign of the only cuts in the entire film.
John Dall’s acting is commendable, in the part of the more ruthless killer, Brandon Shaw. He’s a very cool character, and feels no guilt over the brutal murder he’s just committed. James Stewart, great as he is, seemed a bit out of his element, as intellectual publisher Rupert Cadell. Stewart is always immensely enjoyable, and I have massive respect for his talent. However, he does appear somewhat uncomfortable with his part throughout the film.
Another aspect that detracts from the tension is the opening scene of the murder taking place. After David Kentley is dead, he is placed in the wooden chest and the audience knows he’s dead from scene 1. Had Hitchcock omitted the scene of the murder, the audience would no doubt be wondering “Is there really a body in that chest? Did they really do it? What’s going on here?” And the red herrings in the film would only add to the suspense. As it is, we know from the start who’s dead and who-done-it. That said, it’s a decent movie, and certainly still worth the watch.
Brilliant! The most underrated of the Hitchcock/Stewart collaborations is still as fascinating and entertaining as ever.
Alfred Hitchcock directed so many brilliant movies that the best known ones like ‘Rear Window’, ‘Vertigo’, ‘Psycho’ and ‘The Birds’ overshadow equally worthy films like ‘Shadow Of A Doubt’, ‘Lifeboat’ – insert your personal favourite here – and this one, ‘Rope’. It was the first Hitchcock movie to feature James Stewart and it is easily the most underrated of the four movies they made together. I think Stewart was brave for taking this part, which was much darker than the usual characters associated with him, and it’s difficult to imagine him being able to play Scottie in ‘Vertigo’ without having done this movie first. Stewart is excellent in the movie, but equally good are Farley Grainger (who subsequently starred in Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers On A Train’) and John Dall as the thrill killers. Dall gives the best performance in the movie. I’m surprised that after making this and the Noir cult classic ‘Gun Crazy’ he isn’t better known. The technical “gimmick” of ‘Rope’ is usually mentioned more than anything else about it (Hitchcock wanted one long continuous take, which wasn’t possible at the time, but compromised by using several long ones, a very innovative approach at the time), but there is a lot more to it than just that. Considering the strict censorship of the period it was a daring look at homosexuality. The word is never used at any time in the script but a sophisticated audience would have no doubt what was really going on. I’ve only seen about a third of Hitchcock’s output but every movie of his I watch or rewatch makes me marvel at him all the more. The greatest and most influential director of suspense movies was also one of the greatest directors of ANY genre ever. ‘Rope’ deserves to be mentioned in any list of his ten best movies. 55 years after it was originally released it is as fascinating and entertaining as ever. Highly recommended!
“A Horrible Film”
When I first saw this film, I was appalled at it. These two friends decide to kill a third friend just for the thrill of it. Not only that, they put the lad’s still warm body in a trunk, serve a cold buffet from it and invite the poor boy’s dad and aunt. I couldn’t believe how ghastly the subject matter was. This is a horrible film, I thought.
But that is exactly what Hitch wants the viewer to think. Perhaps I’m too emotional but the portrayal of the lad’s dad by Cecil Hardwicke was exemplary and had me feeling upset for him too. The callousness of Brandon, the way he lords it over the party cum wake, the way he manipulates his (patently obvious) boyfriend who genuinely regrets the whole business. I hate him to death!
If you have a strong conscience this is tough meat to digest but very, very worth it. 10/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 20 min (80 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Writer Hume Cronyn (adapted by), Patrick Hamilton (from the play by), Arthur Laurents (screenplay)
Actors Dick Hogan, John Dall, Farley Granger, Edith Evanson
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera Technicolor Three-Strip Camera
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,215 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm