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Strangers on a Train Overview:

Strangers on a Train (1951) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Patricia Highsmith published in 1950.

Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyRobert BurksNominated
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Classic Films in Focus: STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951)

By Jennifer Garlen on May 17, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Strangers on a Train (1951) brought Alfred Hitchcock back to box office success after the lull that followed Notorious (1946), and today it remains a favorite with the auteur's fans. Hitchcock presents a deliciously twisted thriller in this tale of murder and blackmail, with Farley Granger returning... Read full article


Strangers on a Train (1951)

By Beatrice on Jul 20, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Strangers on a Train Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde and Whitfield Cook from a novel by Patricia Highsmith 1951/USA Warner Bros. Repeat viewing/My DVD Collection #244 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die The bravura direction and Robert Walker’... Read full article


Film Noir of the Week: Strangers on a Train

By Amanda Garrett on Jul 16, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

This week's noir is one of director Alfred Hitchcock's best films. TCM will air Strangers on a Train (1951) starring Farley Granger (left) and Robert Walker at 4:45 p.m. July 17 as part of its film noir festival, Summer of Darkness. A viewer's guide for this classic suspense film is below. Stran... Read full article


Screening of Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” at Daystar Center April 14, 2015

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 12, 2015 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” at Daystar Center April 14, 2015 When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:30 p.m. Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street When an amateur tennis star (Farley Granger) meets a rather strange and disturbed man (... Read full article


Screening of Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” at Daystar Center April 14, 2015

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 12, 2015 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” at Daystar Center April 14, 2015 When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:30 p.m. Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street When an amateur tennis star (Farley Granger) meets a rather strange and disturbed man (... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mrs. Anthony: Well, I do hope you've forgotten about that silly little plan of yours.
Bruno Anthony: Which one?
Mrs. Anthony: About blowing up the White House.
Bruno Anthony: Oh, Ma, I was only fooling. Besides, what would the President say?
Mrs. Anthony: You're a naughty boy, Bruno.


Bruno Anthony: Everyone has somebody that they want to put out of the way. Oh now surely, Madam, you're not going to tell me that there hasn't been a time that you didn't want to dispose of someone. Your husband, for instance?


Anne Morton: How did you get him to do it?
Guy Haines: I get him to do it?
Anne Morton: Bruno Anthony. He killed Miriam, didn't he? It wasn't you, it was him.
Guy Haines: Yes...
Anne Morton: Tell me the truth, how did you get Mr. Anthony to do it?
Guy Haines: I didn't. He's a maniac. I met him three weeks ago on the train to Metcalf. We got to talking and he came up with this crazy idea about swapping murders. He does my murder, I do his.
Anne Morton: What do you mean "your murder"?
Guy Haines: He read all about me in the newspapers and magazines. He knew about me, Miriam, and you. He told me that if he were to get rid of Miriam so I would be free to marry you, I should kill his father so he could be free of him.
Anne Morton: But you should have known that he was only talking nonsense.
Guy Haines: But he wasn't! And now he's after me to see I fulfill my end. Now, a lunatic wants me to kill his father.
Anne Morton: Incredible.
Guy Haines: I know. I wouldn't have given it a second though had I known about what he had planned and done.
Anne Morton: Wait... you mean, you knew about Miriam this whole time?
Guy Haines: Since that very first night. He showed up at my place and gave me her glasses.
Anne Morton: Why didn't you call the police right away? Why didn't you turn Bruno in right then?
Guy Haines: And have the police say to me the exact same thing you just said? "Mr. Haines, how did you get him to do it?" Bruno will tell them that we planned it together... on the train.


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Facts about

The train station scenes in Metcalf were filmed at the former New Haven Railroad station, Danbury, Connecticut, which is today the home of the Danbury Railroad Museum.
The film did not initially end with Guy Haines and Anne Morton on the train. In another version of the film it ends just before this. This other reel was mistakenly labeled 'the British version' leading people to believe that this was what was shown in Britain. This is in fact incorrect and the same ending was broadcast in Britain and America.
Raymond Chandler's version of the script ended with Bruno Antony being arrested and institutionalized, with the final image being the villain writhing in a straight jacket.
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