Lists: Thriller, Crime / Heist, Psychological Thrillers

Brief Synopsis: "Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime."

Overall Ranking: 65 (Rank from 1948: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Thomas Pollock100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film90(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest88
Cinephile Catherine80

People Involved

  • James Stewart (Rupert Cadell)
  • John Dall (Brandon Shaw)
  • Farley Granger (Phillip Morgan)
  • Constance Collier (Mrs. Atwater)
  • Douglas Dick (Kenneth Lawrence)
  • Edith Evanson (Mrs. Wilson)
  • Dick Hogan (David Kentley)
  • Joan Chandler (Janet Walker)
  • Cedric Hardwicke (Mr. Kentley)
  • Alfred Hitchcock (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Hitchcock Suspense Take 2