Synopsis: Brandon and Philip are two young men who share a New York apartment. They consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend David Kentley and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle David with a rope and placing the body in an old chest, they proceed to hold a small party. The guests include David's father, his fiancée Janet and their old schoolteacher Rupert from whom they mistakenly took their ideas. As Brandon becomes increasingly more daring, Rupert begins to suspect.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min

It's more.

It's the signature of the artists.

Not having it would be like, uh...

Painting the picture and not hanging it?

That's not a good choice of words.

It may end up too choice,

thanks to the party.

Oh, rot. This party will be

the most exciting ever given.

- With these people?

- Oh, they're a dull crew.

The Kentleys couldn't be duller if

they tried, but we did have to have them.

After all,

they are David's mother and father.

That doesn't make them

any easier to talk to.

Don't worry.

Janet'll be buttering them up, poor girl.

She's banked everything

on hooking David.

Somehow, I don't think

she's going to succeed.

- Do you?

- No, somehow I don't.

Well, she can switch back

to Kenneth tonight.

You must admit, it was most considerate

of me in view of recent events to...

- Phillip?

- What?

- Take the other one.

- What for?

Never mind. Come with me.

- What's this all about?

- You'll see. It's brilliant.

What the devil are you doing?

Making our work of art a masterpiece.

- Brandon, you're going too far.

- Why? What do you mean?

I just thought it'd be nice

to have supper in here...

on this.

Isn't it a good idea?

Well, at least this way

no one will try to open it.

I don't think you appreciate me, Phillip.

I'm beginning to, Brandon.

Come on, we don't have much time.

Mrs Wilson will be back soon.

Did you forget to borrow her key?

I might've known -

I didn't forget. I have her key.

- Oh, good.

- How are you going to explain this?

- I'm not.

- We've got to have some excuse.

- We can't leave our guest alone.

- We must have an excuse for the others.

Let me think.

Really, you get much too upset

much too easily, Phillip.

We have a very simple excuse

right here.

What are you worrying about, Phillip?

Mr Kentley's coming

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Hume Cronyn

Hume Blake Cronyn, Jr., OC (July 18, 1911 – June 15, 2003) was a Canadian-American actor of stage and screen, who enjoyed a long career, often appearing professionally alongside Jessica Tandy, his wife of over fifty years. more…

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