Undoubtedly one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films, Strangers on a Train transforms a highly improbable situation into a series of logical events that inexorably lead to murder. 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 can't get a divorce from his wife. So Bruno suggests the men swap murders, which would leave no traceable clues or possible motives. Though Guy refuses, it won't be easy to rid himself of the psychopathic Bruno.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast:

Robert Walker, Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock, Marion Lorne, Jonathan Hale, Howard St. John, John Brown, Norma Varden, Robert Gist, John Doucette, Howard Washington, Dick Wessel, Edward Clark, Leonard Carey, Edna Holland

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 43mins

Release Year:

1951

Country Of Origin:

USA