James Stewart, Farley Granger and John Dall star in this macabre spellbinder, which was inspired by a real-life case of murder. Two thrill-seeking friends (Granger and Dall) strangle a classmate and then hold a party for their victim's family and friends, serving refreshments on a buffet table fashioned from a trunk containing the lifeless body. When dinner conversation revolves around talk of the 'perfect murder', their former teacher (Stewart) becomes increasingly suspicious that his students have turned his intellectual theories into brutal reality.

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4.3 out of 5
146 Ratings
146 Ratings

97% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.9/10
  • Fresh 34
  • Rotten 1

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Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Thriller
Released
Copyright
© 1948 Transatlantic Picture Corp. Renewed 1975 United Artists Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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