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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. United States. 1948. NR. 1 hour 20 minutes. Universal. Digital Restoration.
Sun., January 26, 2020 thru Mon., January 27, 2020
January 26, 2020
1:30 pm
January 27, 2020
7:30 pm

Hitchcock scores again with this tale of two college students (Farley Granger and John Dall) who murder a classmate “just for the thrill of it”, hide his body in an antique trunk in the middle of their apartment, and then throw a cocktail party. Inspired by the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, this was Hitchcock’s first color movie film as well as his first to star James Stewart as a suspicious college professor. Perhaps the film’s biggest claim to fame is Hitchcock’s technique of filming the story in a series of ten-minute takes and then editing it to appear to be one long continuous shot.