Strangers on a Train (1951)
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Farley Granger Guy Haines
Robert Walker Bruno Anthony
Ruth Roman Ann Morton
Leo G. Carroll Senator Morton
Patricia Hitchcock Barbara Morton
Laura Elliot Miriam Haines
Marion Lorne Mrs. Anthony
Jonathan Hale Mr. Anthony
Howard St. John Capt. Turley
John Brown Prof. Collins
Movie Details
Genre *NYNH&H; Drama
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Writer Raymond Chandler; Czenzi Ormonde
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 101 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
In one of Alfred Hitchcock 's suspense classics, tennis pro Guy Haines ( Farley Granger ) chances to meet wealthy wastrel Bruno Anthony ( Robert Walker ) on a train. Having read all about Guy, Bruno is aware that the tennis player is trapped in an unhappy marriage to to wife Miriam ( Laura Elliot ) and has been seen in the company of senator's daughter Ann Morton ( Ruth Roman ). Baiting Guy, Bruno reveals that he feels trapped by his hated father ( Jonathan Hale ). As Guy listens with detached amusement, Bruno discusses the theory of "exchange murders." Suppose that Bruno were to murder Guy's wife, and Guy in exchange were to kill Bruno's father? With no known link between the two men, the police would be none the wiser, would they? When he reaches his destination, Guy bids goodbye to Bruno, thinking nothing more of the affable but rather curious young man's homicidal theories. And then, Guy's wife turns up strangled to death. Co-adapted by Raymond Chandler from a novel by Patricia Highsmith , Strangers on a Train perfectly exemplifies Hitchcock's favorite theme of the evil that lurks just below the surface of everyday life and ordinary men.. -- Hal Erickson
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Index 29
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Product Details
Format DVD & VHS
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 085391532422
Chapters 33
Release Date 1997
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Snap Case
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Notes
Scenes filmed at and around Danbury, including Alfred Hitchcock detraining with a big cello.
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