“Rope” quotes

Movie Rope
Alfred Hitchcock directed this movie in 1948
Title Rope
Year 1948
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Genre Drama, Crime, Thriller
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 Hitchcock
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  • “It's the darkness that's got you down. Nobody feels really safe in the dark.”
    John Dall - Brandon
    [Tag:danger, darkness]
  • “Good and evil, right and wrong were invented for the ordinary average man, the inferior man, because he needs them.”
    John Dall - Brandon
    [Tag:badness, goodness]
  • “We killed for the sake of danger and for the sake of killing.”
    John Dall - Brandon
  • “- 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.”

    John Dall - Brandon
    Farley Granger - Phillip
  • “Nobody commits a murder just for the experiment of committing it. Nobody except us.”
    John Dall - Brandon
    [Tag:killing, murder]
  • “- 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.”

    Constance Collier - Mrs. Atwater
    John Dall - Brandon
  • “I've always wished for more artistic talent. Well, murder can be an art, too. The power to kill can be just as satisfying as the power to create.”
    John Dall - Brandon
    [Tag:killing, murder]
  • “- 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?”

    Farley Granger - Phillip
    Joan Chandler - Janet
    John Dall - Brandon