STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
ALFRED HITCHCOCK | USA | 1951 | 101 MIN | PG | ENGLISH, FRENCH | 35MM
Forlorn tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) seems to be at wit’s end when the smooth talking dandy, and potential psychopath, Bruno (Robert Walker) approaches him on the commuter train with theoretical murder on the mind. At a loss over how to divorce his wanton wife for a new love, Guy entertains Bruno with the idea of how to perform the perfect murder expecting to never see the man again. But Guy and Bruno’s fleeting conversation leads to a pandemonious cinematic foray into murder, paranoia, and deadly merry-go-rounds. Originally reviewed as a lesser title in Hitchcock’s legendary oeuvre, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, with its meticulous visual approach and engrossing performances, has now emerged to be revered as one of the Master of Suspense’s greats.
Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll
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