Movie House Memories

Rope (1948)

Episode #56

Warner Bros released Rope to theaters on September 25, 1948. Alfred Hitchcock directs the film which stars James Stewart, John Dall, and Farley Granger.

Rope Movie Summary

Our film opens with a man’s scream. We then witness the last breath of David Kentley. He has been strangled by two of his “friends”, roommates Brandon Shaw (coolly portrayed by John Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger). These well-to-do young thrill seekers have killed David for no apparent reason other then their belief in their own intellectual superiority. David was inferior to them and they thought they were too clever to get caught.

They even have the arrogance to throw a dinner party inviting the victim, David (played by Dick Hogan), David’s Father (actor Cedric Hardwicke) who brings David’s Aunt. Also in attendance were David’s girlfriend, Janet Walker (actress Joan Chandler); Kenneth Lawrence, Janet’s former boyfriend and David’s once best friend (played by Douglas Dick). To make things a little more interesting, they also invite their former teacher, Rupert Cadell portrayed by a favorite of our podcast, Jimmy Stewart. Rupert is the only one at the party that they consider close to being as clever as they are.

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