Two young men attempt to prove that they’ve committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate. Their former prep-school housemaster (James Stewart) begins to suspect and the dinner party becomes a game of cat-and-mouse.
Released in 1948. Technicolor, 80 minutes.
The film is one of Hitchcock’s most experimental films, abandoning many standard film techniques to allow for the long unbroken scenes. Each shot ran continuously for up to ten minutes (the camera’s film capacity) without interruption. It was shot on a single set and camera moves were carefully planned so that there was almost no editing.
October 21, 2023 – 6:30pm – Brewery Arts Center Black Box Theater
NOTE THE CHANGE IN VENUE! This film is being presented on the set of Proscenium Players theatrical production of the stage play written by Patrick Hamilton.