Monday, 30 August 2021

1951. Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Farley Granger - Strangers on a train - s72

1951. Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Farley Granger - Strangers on a train

 1951. Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Farley Granger - Strangers on a train

Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. It was shot in the autumn of 1950 and released by Warner Bros. on June 30, 1951.

The film stars Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, and Robert Walker. It features Leo G. Carroll, Pat Hitchcock (the director's daughter), and Laura Elliott (later known as Kasey Rogers). It is number 32 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills.

The story concerns two strangers who meet on a train, a young tennis player and a charming psychopath. The psychopath suggests that because they each want to "get rid" of someone, they should "exchange" murders, and that way neither will be caught. The psychopath commits the first murder, then tries to force the tennis player to complete the bargain. wikipedia


Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Screenplay by Raymond Chandler, Whitfield Cook, Czenzi Ormonde

Based on "Strangers on a Train" by Patricia Highsmith

Produced by Alfred Hitchcock

Cinematography - Robert Burks

Edited by William H. Ziegler

Music by Dimitri Tiomkin

Production company Transatlantic Pictures

Distributed by Warner Bros.

Release date 30 June 1951