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    Rope (1948) — (Movie Clip) Open, It’s The Darkness

    The opening with the sole un-disguised edit, Alfred Hitchcock with his first Technicolor feature, the movie-with-no-cuts gimmick, stars John Dall and Farley Granger as New Yorkers Brandon and Philip finishing off their victim (Dick Hogan), in Rope, 1948, co-starring James Stewart.

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