Hitchcock's first film in color is famous for appearing to be one continuous take. It tells of two cocky young collegiates, Shaw and Philip (Dall and Granger), who murder a weak-willed friend, David (Hogan), simply for the thrill of it. Strangling their friend with rope, they stuff his
corpse into an antique chest and then ready the apartment for a cocktail party. Among the guests are David's father (Hardwicke), his fiancee (Chandler), and Rupert Cadell (Stewart), a philosophy professor whose discussions of Nietzsche's "superman" theory have inspired the murderers. Shaw, the
more arrogant of the two, insists that dinner be served from the chest and makes veiled ref...