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John Justin in Rope
A thriller by Patrick Hamilton
Arranged for broadcasting by RAYMOND RAIKES
The scene is a room of the house in Mayfair shared by Brandon and Granillo.
From Patrick Hamilton's preface to the play (1929): ' Nearly all of us at some time are animated by the fancy that we could write a good " thriller " and that is what I have set out to do. And what 1 wish to reaffirm is that it is a thriller, a thriller all the time. and nothing but a thriller ... But when Rope is accused of delving into morbid psychologies and so forth, of being anything but a sheer thriller, of being anything but a De Quinceyish essay in the macabre, I am at a wretched loss....'


Unknown: John Justin
Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Broadcasting By: Raymond Raikes
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Wyndham Brandon: Michael Kilgarriff
Charles Granillo: Tim Seely
Sabot: Henry Stamper
Kenneth Raglan: Peter Marinker
Leila Arden: Miriam Margolyes
Sir Johnstone Kentley: Walter Fitzgerald
Rupert Cadell: John Justin

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