Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, screenplay by Arthur Laurents which is based on the true crime story of Loeb and Leobald who killed 14 year old Bobby Franks in 1924. Before being a film, it was a successful play by Patrick Hamilton.
This is the first technicolour film of Hitchcocks and is known for being filmed in real time and edited to look as it is one continuous shot from beginning to end. It is the second film that Hitchcock would film in a limited setting. The film was shot using ten minute takes due to the size of the film canisters at that time and the set was the largest ever built for a film. The set also encompasses a cyclorama which was in the background with lights coming on in the New York City background, the sun setting and clouds made from spun glass moving across the sky.
The film starred James Stewart and Farley Granger and is truly memorable for its one shot momentum. Hitchcock makes two appearance in this film, see if you can spot them.