Recent reviews and criticism of Rope claim that the film included a homosexual subtext between the characters Brandon and Phillip, even though homosexuality was a highly controversial theme for the 1940s. The movie made it past the Production Code censors; however, during the film's production, those involved described homosexuality as "it". However, many towns chose to ban the film independently, memories of Leopold and Loeb still being fresh in some people's minds.
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