Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman


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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 Elliott) 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2012
UPC: 0883929247035
Original Release: 1951
Source: Warner Home Video
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 24,106

Special Features

Final release version with commentary; Preview version; Making-of documentary Strangers on a Train: A Hitchcock Classic; 3 featurettes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Norma Varden Mrs. Cunningham
Robert Gist Hennessey
John Doucette Hammond
Joel Allen Policeman
Murray Alper Boatman
Monya Andre Dowager
John Butler Blind Man
Leonard Carey Butler
Edward Clark Mr. Hargreaves
Roy Engel Policeman
Tommy Farrell Miriam's Boyfriend
Sam Flint Man
Edward Hearn Sgt. Campbell
Al Hill "Ring the Gong" Concessionaire
Harry Hines Man Under Merry-Go-Round
Alfred Hitchcock Man Boarding Train with Bass Fiddle
Mary Alan Hokanson Secretary
Edna Holland Mrs. Joyce
J. Louis Johnson Butler
Louis Lettieri Boy
Charles Meredith Judge Dolan
Ralph Moody Seedy Man
Rolland Morris Miriam's Boy Friend
Odette Myrtil Mme. Darville
Minna Phillips Dowager
Georges Renavent Monsieur Darville
Dick Ryan Minister
Janet Stewart Girl
Shirley Tegge Girl
Laura Treadwell Mrs. Anderson
Joe Warfield Seedy Man
Dick Wessel Bill

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director,Producer
Gordon Bau Makeup
Robert Burks Cinematographer
Raymond Chandler Screenwriter
Whitfield Cook Screenwriter
Edward S. Haworth Art Director
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
George James Hopkins Set Decoration/Design
H.F. Koenekamp Special Effects
Czenzi Ormonde Screenwriter
Leah Rhodes Costumes/Costume Designer
Dolph Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
William H. Ziegler Editor
Patricia Highsmith Source Author

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movies is one of the four Hitchcock movies with on screen murders. It is stranger how he does it too. I can't explain because I do not want to ruin the movie, but it is hidden. He also uses his wrong man theme is this movie that shows up so often. It is again another ultra-realist film, a melodrama. An insane person can propose a deal such as Bruno's to anyone and drive them crazy. This movie is undeniably one of Hitchcock's best. The elements of film that he uses are incredible. Many people say that his later films were his more influencial, but it is in this film that you can see the beginning of Hitchcock's development into them.
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