"World-famous American scientist Michael Armstrong, and his fiancee/assistant, Sarah Sherman, travel to Copenhagen for a physics conference. When Sarah mistakenly intercepts a message meant for Armstrong, she believes that he is secretly defecting to East Germany. Or is he? As Armstrong goes undercover to glean top-secret information, the couple find themslves running for their lives from enemy agents"--Container.
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse.
Two friends strangle a classmate and invite his family and mutual friends to dinner -- with the body stuffed inside the trunk for a buffet table. Inspired by the Leopold-Loeb murder. Shot in eight-minute segments and edited together using some rather unconventional methods, Rope takes place almost entirely on a one-room set.
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train.
A tennis star (Guy) is harassed on a train by a psychotic (Bruno) who wants to swap murders and who proceeds to carry out his part of the unconfirmed bargain. The British version amplifies Bruno's flamboyance, his homoerotic attraction to Guy, and his psychotic personality.
"Richard Hannay is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn't know the identity of the masterspy, but does know a few revealing details. She is murdered before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery."--Container.
Sam Flusky is a native Briton and is banished to Australia for murder. When a new governor arrives, he brings with him his cousin Adare, an old friend of Henrietta's, who sets out to help her conquer her demons and return her life to normal. However, is Henrietta going insane, or is someone trying to drive her mad? Is she merely an alcoholic, or is someone trying to poison her?