Enough Rope (film)

Enough Rope (French: Le meurtrier) is a 1963 French thriller film directed by Claude Autant-Lara. The film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Blunderer.

Enough Rope
French film poster
Directed byClaude Autant-Lara
Produced byAlexander Grüter
Screenplay byJean Aurenche
Pierre Bost
Based onThe Blunderer by
Patricia Highsmith
StarringGert Fröbe
Maurice Ronet
Music byRené Cloërec
CinematographyJacques Natteau
Edited byMadeleine Gug
Release date
Running time
104 minutes
West Germany
LanguageFrench language

Plot synopsis

Walter Saccard and Melchior Kimmel are both suspected for the murder of their wives and set out to prove their innocence.



The film was released in France on 11 January 1963 through Tamasa Distribution.[1] It had 946,050 admissions in France.[2]


  1. "Le meurtrier". cinema.encyclopedie.films.bifi.fr (in French). Cinémathèque Française. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  2. "Le Meurtrier". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 2014-10-01.

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