Strangers on a Train

It starts with a shriek of a train whistle...and ends with shrieking excitement.
Strangers on a Train
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 8, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by Director Peter Bogdanovich, Psycho Screenwriter Joseph Stefano, Patricia Highsmith Biographer Andrew Wilson and Several Hitchcock Colleagues, Aficionados and Family Members, Plus the Suspense Master Himself in an Interview Excerpt
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 35,637
Winds up with a scene in which a merry-go-round goes wild, spins like a pin wheel, and crashes in a gaudy blaze of explosions that no earthly carrousel could touch off. The movie itself is the same way: implausible but intriguing and great fun to ride. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Aug 30, 2009
STRANGERS is one of Hitch's best.
Premiere
Jul 1, 2004
Rating: 9/10 -- ...one of the most effectively suspenseful films of Hitchcock's career. Full Review
The Young Folks
Feb 20, 2019
Rating: 4/4 -- Hitchcock was above all the master of great visual set pieces, and there are several famous sequences in Strangers on a Train. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 15, 2004
...STRANGERS ON A TRAIN remains a timeless treat, a marvelous display of Hitchcock's absolute mastery of his medium and a deliciously dark comedy as well...
Los Angeles Times
Nov 18, 1996
Perhaps Strangers on a Train still hasn't yielded all its secrets. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 4, 2008
[A] first-rate thriller with odd little kinks now and then. It proceeds, as Hitchcock's films so often do, with a sense of private scores being settled just out of sight.
Chicago Sun-Times
Dec 21, 2003

Product Description:

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel, quickly became one of Alfred Hitchcock's most successful thrillers and remains one of his most popular films. 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 cannot get a divorce from his wife, Miriam (Laura Elliot). So Bruno suggests the men swap murders, which would leave no traceable clues or possible motives. Though Guy refuses, it will not be so easy to rid himself of the psychopathic Bruno. The film is tightly paced and disturbing from beginning to end, an effect heightened by Hitchcock's inventive camera work, including a terrifying sequence shot through a pair of eyeglasses that have been knocked to the ground.

Plot Synopsis:

This picture quickly became one of Alfred Hitchcock's most successful thrillers and remains one of his most popular films. Undoubtedly one of his finest films, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN transforms a highly improbable situation into a series of logical events that inexorably lead to murder. A psychopathic man plans what he thinks is an "exchange murder" with a stranger he meets on a train.

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Production Notes:

  • Hitchcock cameo: See Hitch boarding the train with a double bass, echoing the duality theme that is prevalent throughout the film.
  • The film is based on the Patricia Highsmith novel STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.
  • Hitchcock paid $7,500 dollars for the rights to the novel.
  • Patricia Hitchcock, the director's only daughter, is featured in a supporting role.
  • When Hitchcock could not sign William Holden for the role of the tennis pro, Farley Granger was hired instead.

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  • Sales Rank: 47,516
  • UPC: 883929152124
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