Strangers on a Train

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Bruno Antony thinks he has the perfect plot to rid himself of his hated father, and when he meets tennis player Guy Haines on a train he thinks he's found the partner he needs to pull it off. His plan is relatively simple: Two strangers each agree to kill someone the other person wants gone. For example, Guy could kill his father and he could get rid of Guy's wife Miriam, freeing him to marry Anne Morton, the beautiful daughter of a U.S. Senator. Guy dismisses it all out of hand, but Bruno goes ahead with his half of the "bargain" and disposes of Miriam. When Guy balks, Bruno makes it clear that he will plant evidence to implicate Guy in her murder if he doesn't get rid of his father. Guy had also made some unfortunate statements about Miriam after she had refused to divorce him. It all leads the police to believe Guy is responsible for the murder, forcing him to deal with Bruno's mad ravings.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Raymond Chandler (screen play), Czenzi Ormonde (screen play), Whitfield Cook (adaptation), Patricia Highsmith (from the novel by)
Production: N/A
Year: 1951
MetaScore: 88/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 30 Jun 1951
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.


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Guy Haines - Farley Granger
Anne Morton - Ruth Roman
Bruno Antony - Robert Walker
Sen. Morton - Leo G. Carroll
Barbara Morton - Patricia Hitchcock
Miriam Joyce Haines - Kasey Rogers
Mrs. Antony - Marion Lorne
Mr. Antony - Jonathan Hale
Police Capt. Turley - Howard St. John
Prof. Collins - John Brown
Mrs. Cunningham - Norma Varden
Det. Leslie Hennessey - Robert Gist
Policeman - Joel Allen
Boatman - Murray Alper
Dowager - Monya Andre
Police Officer - Benjie Bancroft
Tennis Match Spectator - Harry Baum
Tennis Umpire - Brooks Benedict
Tennis Judge - Al Bridge
Carnival Patron - Joe Brooks
Blind Man - John Butler
Anthonys' Butler - Leonard Carey
Miriam's Boss - Edward Clark
Party Guest - Oliver Cross
Fred Reynolds - Jack Cushingham
Detective at Merry-Go-Round - John Daheim
Det. Hammond - John Doucette
General - Party Guest - Jay Eaton
Policeman - Roy Engel
Party Guest - Herbert Evans
Party Guest - Franklyn Farnum
Miriam's Boyfriend - Tommy Farrell
Linesman - Tom Ferrandini
Train Passenger Requesting Light - Sam Flint
Tennis Match Spectator - Kay Garrett
Bus Driver - Robert Haines
Tennis Match Spectator - Stuart Hall
Party Guest - Sam Harris
Lt. Campbell - Edward Hearn
Carnival Game Proprietor - Al Hill
Man Under Merry-Go-Round - Harry Hines
Man Boarding Train Carrying a Double Bass - Alfred Hitchcock
Secretary - Mary Alan Hokanson
Mrs. Joyce - Edna Holland
Mortons' Butler - J. Louis Johnson
Tennis Match Spectator / Carnival Attendee - Fred Kelsey
Detective at Carnival - Mike Lally
Police Desk Sergeant - Perc Launders
Boy with Balloon - Louis Lettieri
Policeman at Merry-Go-Round - George Magrill
Bystander at Drain - Charles Marsh
Party Guest - Thomas Martin
Man on Train - Paul McGuire
Bystander at Drain - David McMahon
Judge Donahue - Charles Meredith
Seedy Man at Carnival - Ralph Moody
Boatman - Mike Morelli
Miriam's Boyfriend - Roland Morris
Madame Darville - Odette Myrtil
Party Guest - Richard Neill
Tennis Match Spectator - Barry Norton
Carnival Patron - Spec O'Donnell
Bystander at Merry-Go-Round - Paul Panzer
Dowager - Minna Phillips
Train Passenger - Anthony Redondo
Monsieur Darville - Georges Renavent
Bystander at Merry-Go-Round Wreck - Suzanne Ridgway
Guy Haines' tennis opponent - Wayne Rogers
Minister - Dick Ryan
Carnival Patron - Brick Sullivan
Mrs. Anderson - Laura Treadwell
Soda Jerk - Joe Warfield
Waiter on Train - Howard Washington
Carnival Patron - Chalky Williams
Bystander at Drain - Robert B. Williams