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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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Guy Haines: I may be old-fashioned, but I thought murder was against the law.


Barbara Morton: Oh, Daddy doesn't mind a little scandal. He's a senator.


Bruno Anthony: I have a theory that you should do everything before you die.


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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..."
When the movie was released in Germany in 1952, about five minutes were removed which were considered too brutal or sadistic. Later the scenes were re-added for TV, but they are subtitled, while the rest of the movie is dubbed.
This is the movie that determined the location of Carol Burnett's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1951, she was working as an usher when this film was playing at the Warner Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. A couple arrived late, and Burnett, having already seen the film, advised them that it was a wonderful film that should be seen from the very beginning. The manager of the theatre very rudely fired her for this. Years later, when Carol Burnett was asked where she would like to have her star placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she requested that it be placed in front of that theatre.
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