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Strangers on a Train (1951)

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Starring (View all)
Robert Williams Robert Williams
Bystander at Drain
Chalky Williams Chalky Williams
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Laura Treadwell Laura Treadwell
Mrs. Anderson
Brick Sullivan Brick Sullivan
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Wayne Rogers Wayne Rogers
Guy Haines' tennis opponent


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Ben Hecht Ben Hecht
uncredited
Raymond Chandler Raymond Chandler
(screen play) and


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A classic

8 years, 1 month ago at Jul 6 16:09
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Since I'm a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock, I definitely had to watch this flick. Even though it is really highly rated, it is not one of those huge classics like 'North by Northwest', 'Vertigo', 'Psycho' or 'The Birds', at least not in my mind. Anyway, it is an awesome film noir/thriller which was a speciality of the great master. I mean, even though it is more than 60 years old (!), it is still so... read more

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7 years, 1 month ago at Jun 21 15:33
2 votes
Two strangers meet on a train. What destines to become a small, unmemorable conversation, turns into a chilling, calculating plan about murders and private matters. With the theme of double-crossing in action, Strangers may very well be Alfred Hitchcock's most silently subtle and ambiguous film. The film's antagonist, Bruno S. Anthony, a shirker and a psychopath, meets, in what we assume as a chan... read more
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Description: En route from Washington D.C., champion tennis player Guy Haines (Farley Granger) meets pushy playboy Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker). What begins as a chance encounter turns into a series of morbid confrontations, as Bruno manipulates his way into Guy's life. Bruno is eager to kill his father and knows Guy wants to marry a senator's daughter (Ruth Roman) but cannot get a divorce from his wife, Miriam (Laura Elliot). So Bruno suggests the men swap murders, which would leave no traceable clues or possible motives. Though Guy refuses, it will not be so easy to rid himself of the psychopathic Bruno. The film is tightly paced and dist ... (more)
Release date: 30 June 1951
UPC: 085391106227
Tags: Thriller (25), Film Noir (23), Crime (19), 1950s (19), 1951 (14), Murder (13), Train (12), Mystery (11), Tennis (11), Usa (10), Suspense (10), Blackmail (10), Drama (9), Classic (8), Gun (6), Gossip (6), Painting (6), Film-noir (5), Key (5), Lighter (5)
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