Strangers On a Train

Strangers On a Train

Alfred Hitchcock

Genre: Thriller
Released: 1951-06-30
Rated: PG
Length: 1h 40min
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7.6/10
7.6
From 381 Ratings

Strange thing about this trip. So much occurs in pairs. Tennis star Guy (Farley Granger) hates his unfaithful wife. Mysterious Bruno (Robert Walker) hates his father. How perfect for a playful proposal: I'll kill yours, you kill mine. Now look at how Alfred Hitchcock reinforces the duality of human nature. The more you watch, the more you'll see. "Isn't it a fascinating design?" the Master of Suspense often asked. Actually, it's doubly fascinating. Hitchcock left behind two versions of Strangers on a Train. The original version (Side A) is an all-time thriller classic. A recently found longer prerelease British print (Side B) offers "a startling amplification of Bruno's flamboyance, his homoerotic attraction to Guy and his psychotic personality," according to Bill Desowitz of Film Comment. The laying bare of Bruno's hidden nature, along with the great set pieces (head-turning tennis match, disintegrating carousel) and suspense as only Hitchcock can deliver, makes for a first-class trip.


  • Strangers on a 🚉....

    5
    By Head Maroon
    Alfred Hitchcock's film is nothing short of a masterpiece. Robert Walker's character, Bruno Antony, is a study of a crazed psychopath that is frightening. Farley Granger's Guy Haines is not a sympathetic character, rather he is unlikeable.Mr. Hitchcock involves the viewer totally with these two characters. Ruth Roman is very good as the more than understanding, yet wary girlfriend. An excellent film.

  • great!

    5
    By fallweather95
    what a thrill ride this movie was, I highly enjoyed it!

  • AWSOME!!!!

    5
    By antidote15
    I LOVE THIS MOVIE! GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

  • Excellent!

    5
    By may-ba
    I loved it! it is somewhat disturbing, as well as interesting. it has all of the elements hitchcock was known for, macabre obbsession with murder and an insane psychopath as a major character, one of my favorite hitchcock movies, only seconded by "the man who knew too much" Criss-Cross......

  • So which version is it, "A" or "B"?

    4
    By jterning
    The summary describes two versions, so which version/side is it, "A" or "B"?

  • Brilliant

    5
    By Timothy Girling
    You cannot afford to not watch this, whether you're a self proclaimed classic film buff, or someone that hates black & white cinema, you will love this film! Guaranteed! If you don't like it maybe you should think about reading books rather than watching movies, because this is about as good as it gets!

  • a great movie !!!

    5
    By jayaubrie
    this movie is a must see for all people .. its a great film

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    5
    By Kendall17
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  • cool

    5
    awesome last thing im gonna say

  • Great hitchcock movie

    5
    By xE>xlovex<3x
    This has to be in his top ten. It has everything that hitchcock was known for.