• Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Writer: Hume Cronyn,Patrick Hamilton,Arthur Laurents
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: September 25, 1948
  • Runtime: 1h 20min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Also known as: Alfred Hitchcock's Rope
  • "Rope" is a mystery film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and John Dall Thompson . It was released in Canada on August 23, 1948.
    The film is adapted from real cases and tells the story of two gay men conspiring to strangle David with a rope, then using the bookcase of the hidden body as a guest table to show off their wisdom, and deliberately giving a lot of hints to the suspicious professor   .


    • Release date September 25, 1948
    • Filming locations Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA
    • Production companies Warner Bros., Transatlantic Pictures

    Box office


    $1,500,000 (estimated)

    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Norwood 2022-06-22 11:42:16

      Rope--The Murder Plan Of Two Criminals

      Even though we knew about the murder in advance and that the crime would eventually be unmasked, we couldn't help but get nervous as the camera panned. The film is really tense. It is adapted from a play script.

      Both criminals have their own faults: Philip is too nervous, Brandon is too complacent, and what he calls the perfect murder isn't perfect at...

    • By Meaghan 2022-04-22 07:01:08

      Reaper of Souls Story Introduction

      Reaper of Souls

      Act 1
      Brendan and Philip kill their best friend David. In order to find excitement, Braden also put David's body in a box at home, and then used the box as a dining table; and then held a PARTY, inviting good friends including David's father to participate - David's father I was supposed to borrow a few books.
      Braden is bold and confident, Philip is timid and cowardly. Although Philip opposed the proposal, in the end he had to listen to Braden.

    • By Jerald 2022-04-22 07:01:08

      Love triangle, partner, teacher and student. The network of protagonists of an art storm

      The content of this article is only for me to commemorate this movie, it is only my personal viewing experience, and it is not worth mentioning. (So ​​in order to save your time, don't read it below)

      I'm not a professional about Hitchcock, the filmmaking itself, and the many cultural aspects of his story, so I don't judge or understand it, just read other film reviews and materials to understand it.

      And as an ordinary spectator, I can only go straight to the content of the story...

    • By Idella 2022-04-21 09:01:44

      movies to learn

      In a work of art, some can be learned and some cannot be learned. The "learning" mentioned here refers to the form of expression, and it should be the method of narration in the film.
      Hitchcock is undoubtedly the master of episodic films, let's talk about his "Rope" (Rope, 1948, also translated "Reaper of Souls"). This is one of Heath's strange films, one that almost all of the critics dismissed as the most successful, but none of them avoided it.
        Its story is truly gruesome:...

    • By Mossie 2022-04-21 09:01:44

      kill gracefully

      I don't know when I started to know the name of Hitchcock. The movie theater of that year, that big dilapidated house, may have shown one of his films in the dark. "Butterfly Dream"? "Cape Capture"? "Rear Window"? "Catch a Thief"? I don't remember, I really don't remember. But I must have seen this bloated Leo man somewhere, he's so ostentatious and pushy, it's impossible to forget to let me meet him.

      Now I remember, he was sitting in the lobby of a hotel in "Out of the Iron Curtain"...

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    • By Hailee 2022-11-13 03:28:05

      NY 115. When I watched it many years ago, I really thought it was one shot to the end as written on the DVD introduction. When I rewatched it, I could see the split of the shots inside. In fact, the long-shot play has a heavier component and is closer to the sense of time of the drama, but it has no real effect. On the contrary, the climax of the dialogue, the closing of the curtains and the changes in the outside sky are more interesting. The twin towers often run past...

    • By Justen 2022-10-29 00:03:15

      The main focus is psychological suspense, the character's personality is prominent, and the use of long...

    • By Adalberto 2022-10-23 21:43:13

      Love the color of the film. Staring out the window to see how the time goes by doesn't pay much attention to the tossing of people indoors... I touch your breath, you inhale my smoke. The white clouds fluttered and the light changed. We worked together to achieve this art of killing. The corpses were put into boxes to become tombs, and it was also an altar surrounded by people eating, drinking and...

    • By Candice 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      The long shot here is not to fake a complete time and space, but to coerce the audience into a wandering perspective and coerce to become an accomplice. The most wonderful is of course the human drama. The love for the teacher must be expressed by the execution of the killing. Brandon is a true Nietzschean believer, and the teacher is a false believer, so it is impossible to recover. All he can give is a bunch of powerless social preaching. The psychological warfare in the alternation of red...

    • By Randy 2022-04-24 07:01:05

      1. The actual length of the storyline is equal to the length of the film. There is no montage switching. The long shot is one shot to the end, similar to Polanski's 2011 "Killing". Psychological offensive and defensive warfare under humor, ambiguous themes were banned for a time, and after the release, Xi Fat bought the right to release it 30 years later. a color...

    Movie plot

    Brandon and Philip are two college students with homosexual tendencies. The two of them conspired to strangle classmate David with a rope and put David's body in a book box. In order to show off their "wisdom", they spread tablecloths on the bookcases, set up tableware, and then invited the deceased's parents, fiancées, classmates and teachers to a banquet. The banquet was held on David's coffin. Brandt lied about David's going out,...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    During the shooting of "Imperial Soul", Alfred Hitchcock divided a film into eight sections, covering the black screen with a close-up of the character's back or the lid, or using the character's sight as the editing point.
    Alfred Hitchcock adopted the "one mirror to the end" shooting method in "Imperial Soul". In order to achieve the effect, all the cast and crew conducted a 10-day rehearsal before the film was officially filmed.

    Evaluation action

    The plot and theme of the film are unique, but it is insignificant compared with the film’s attempts in film technology. The film is a bold experiment by Hitchcock. He has made unprecedented attempts at the use and effects of long shots, and the entire film almost does not need to be edited, which also breaks the rules of montage. At the end of the film, Rupert's analysis of the case reflects the exploratory nature of the long shot. It...
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    Movie quotes

    • Rupert Cadell: Brandon, exactly what is this?

      Brandon: A cassone I got in Italy.

      Rupert Cadell: No, no, I mean why are we eating off it?

      Brandon: Oh, I've turned the dining room into a library.

      Rupert Cadell: Trust you to find a new use for a chest. One was always turning up in the bedtime stories he told in prep school. 'The Mistletoe Bough', that was always your favorite tale, wasn't it?

      Janet: What was that one about? I don't remember exactly how it started. It was about a lovely young girl...

      Mr. Kentley: She was a bride-to-be. And on her wedding day, she playfully hid herself in a chest.

      Rupert Cadell: Yes, that's right.

      Mr. Kentley: Unfortunately, it had a spring lock. Fifty years later, they found her skeleton.

      Janet: I don't think I'll get that playful.

    • Mrs. Atwater: I have a confession to make. You know, I think I like Mason as much as Errol Flynn?

      Janet: I'll take Cary Grant, myself.

      Mrs. Atwater: Oh, so will I! Capricorn, the goat. He *leaps* divine! So much... Mmm!

    • Mrs. Atwater: He was thrilling in that new thing with Bergman. What was it called now? "The Something of the Something." No, no, that's the other one. This was just plain "Something." You know, it was sort of - you know?

      Rupert Cadell: Right - right on the tip of my tongue.

      Janet: Mine, too. It was just plain "Something." I'm sure. I adored it.