This spell-binding drama written by Patrick Hamilton was first produced and published in 1929, was filmed by
Alfred Hitchcock in 1948 and remains to this day one of the classics of the thriller genre. Brandon wants excitement
and little cares how he gets it. He persuades his weak-minded friend, Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow
undergraduate. The two place the body in a wooden chest and, to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances,
including the dead man's father, round to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. The
horror and tension are worked up gradually; thunder growls outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the
two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting Rupert Cadell. The conclusion will leave you breathless.