Strangers on a Train (1951) Film Review

Strangers on a Train


DIRECTOR: Alfred Hitchcock
“Strangers on a Train” is one of Hitchcock’s best but not his absolute best. Hitchcock reverses himself here, having gay actor Farley Granger play the straight character and straight actor Robert Walker play the gay character, Bruno Anthony.
Walker died, aged thirty-two, a few weeks after the film’s release. With Ruth Roman as Granger’s girlfriend and, in her largest screen role, Patricia Hitchcock, Hitch’s daughter, as Roman’s sister. A huge success, it brought Hitchocok into the Fifties on chariots of fire which basically kept on rolling until “Marnie” in 1964.

The criss-cross plot of I’ll kill your ex-wife if you kill mine was remade as “Throw Mama From a Train” in 1987.

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