Plot – To prove the "perfect crime" really exists, Philip and Brandon kill their friend and roommate David and hide his body in a chest, to get rid of it later. They are waiting for some guests in fact in their elegant apartment, including some relatives and David's girlfriend. The evening is surrounded by a tense atmosphere and Brandon says strange speeches: in fact he justifies murders when the eliminated people are supposed inferior one. One of the guests, Rupert Cadell, becomes suspicious.
All actors – Dick Hogan, John Dall, Farley Granger, Edith Evanson, Douglas Dick, Joan Chandler, Cedric Hardwicke, Constance Collier, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcockshow all
“Rope” Quotes 8 quotes
“Good and evil, right and wrong were invented for the ordinary average man, the inferior man, because he needs them.”
“We killed for the sake of danger and for the sake of killing.”
“- Brandon: I've always thought that it was out of character for David to drink anything as corrupt as Whiskey.
- Phillip: Out of character for him to be murdered, too.”
“Nobody commits a murder just for the experiment of committing it. Nobody except us.”
“- Mrs. Atwater: Do you know, when I was a girl I used to read quite a bit.
- Brandon: We all do strange things in our childhood.”
“- Phillip: Rupert only publishes books he likes... usually philosophy.
- Janet: Oh. Small print, big words, no sales.
- Brandon: Rupert's extremely radical. Do you know that he selects his books on the assumption that people not only can read but actually can think?”