Strangers on a Train

blending in to the crowd

Title: Strangers on a Train
Year: 1951
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde & Whitfield Cook, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith
Starring: Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker
Music: Dimitri Tiomkin
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography (black-and-white); currently #111 on IMDb’s Top 250
Length: 101 minutes
Synopsis: a crazy person murders a stranger’s wife as a favor, and expects a murder in return
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good)
Objective Rating: 10/10 c. 3.6/4 (Great)

Such a rare thing: an Alfred Hitchcock movie that I liked. Suspenseful. A well-crafted script. A couple of the characters are fun. The ending is a bit disappointing; it turns into an action movie about 10 minutes from the end, which makes an exciting and memorable scene but it’s not what the story needed.


One Response to Strangers on a Train

  1. Aiden R says:

    This movie rocks, man. Great premise and pretty damn eerie throughout. Good looks.

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