Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Arthur Laurents (screenplay) and Hume Cronyn (adaptation), "Rope" (also known as "Cocktail per un cadavere", "Cocktail für eine Leiche", "Alfred Hitchcock's Rope") is a Crime/Drama/Horror/Thriller film, released in the USA on August 28 of 1948 . James Stewart is starring, alongside John Dall, Farley Granger, Constance Collier, Douglas Dick and Edith Evanson.
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Who is the director of "Rope":
Rope was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, an English director, actor, producer, and writer.
Before directing Rope, Alfred Hitchcock had directed The Paradine Case, released in 1947, Notorious (1946), Spellbound (1945), Lifeboat (1944), Saboteur (1942), and Suspicion (1941). Since, he directed Stage Fright, released in 1950, Strangers on a Train (1951), I Confess (1953), Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), and To Catch a Thief (1955).
What was the release date of "Rope":
Rope was initially released on Saturday, August 28, 1948, in the United States.. This was seventy (70) years ago.
It has been released on Monday, August 23, 1948 in Canada; Thursday, July 25, 1963 in Germany and on Saturday, October 20, 1962 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Rope":
At the casting of Rope we find James Stewart, previously seen in On Our Merry Way (1948) and Call Northside 777 (1948); John Dall (Another Part of the Forest (1948), The Corn Is Green (1945)); Farley Granger (The Purple Heart (1944)) [ more... ]
- Farley Granger and Edith Evanson also appeared in Hans Christian Andersen, released in 1952.
- Dick Hogan and James Stewart can both be seen in Pot o' Gold, released in 1941.
- James Stewart and Edith Evanson also appeared together in You Gotta Stay Happy, released in 1948.
- Edith Evanson and Dick Hogan also appeared together in Orchestra Wives, released in 1942.
What is the Storyline of "Rope":
On a late afternoon, two brilliant young aesthetes, Brandon Shaw (Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Granger), murder a former classmate, David Kentley (Dick Hogan), in their apartment. They commit the crime as an intellectual exercise: they want to prove their superiority by committing the "perfect murder".
After hiding the body in a large antique wooden chest, Brandon and Phillip host a dinner party at the apartment which has a panoramic view of Manhattan's skyline. The guests, unaware of what has happened, [...]
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