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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


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


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Quotes from

[first lines]
Bruno Anthony: I beg your pardon, but aren't you Guy Haines?


Guy Haines: You crazy maniac! Would you please get out of here and leave me alone?
Bruno Anthony: But Guy... I like you.
[offended, Guy punches Bruno in the face]


Mrs. Cunningham: You know, I read of a case once. I think it would be a wonderful idea! I can take him out in the car, and when we get to a very lonely spot, knock him on the head with a hammer, pour gasoline over him and over the car, and set the whole thing ablaze!
[giggles]
Bruno Anthony: [scowls] And have to walk all the way home? Oh, no.
Mrs. Cunningham: [meek] No? Oh...
Bruno Anthony: No, no. I have the best way, and the best tools.
[raises hands]
Bruno Anthony: Simple, silent, and quick - the silent part being the most important. Let me show you what I mean. You don't mind if I borrow your neck for a moment, do you?
Mrs. Cunningham: [simpers] Well... if it's not for long!


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Facts about

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.
As Guy leaves the last match, part of a quotation clearly including the words "two impostors" is visible on the beam above his head. It is from Rudyard Kipling's poem "If." The line reads "If you can meet with triumph and disaster / And treat those two impostors just the same..."
Alfred Hitchcock originally wanted William Holden to play the part of Guy Haines.
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