The plotJust before hosting a dinner party, Philip Morgan (Farley Granger) and Brandon Shaw (John Dall) strangle a mutual friend to death with a piece of rope, purely as a Nietzsche-inspired philosophical exercise. Hiding the body in a chest upon which they then arrange a buffet dinner, the pair welcome their guests, including the victim's oblivious fiancée (Joan Chandler) and the college professor (James Stewart) whose lectures inadvertently inspired the killing.
Tue Aug 24, 1948
Cast and crew
Leo F Forbstein
Douglas Dick, James Stewart, Farley Granger, Cedric Hardwicke, Joan Chandler, Constance Collier, John Dall
Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock
William V Skall, Joseph Valentine
Hume Cronyn, Arthur Laurents