Strangers On A Train

Hitchcock, Alfred

SKU: 883929247035

UPC 883929247035
Release Date 2012-10-09
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 103
Format (unknown)
Synopsis 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.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.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....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......Walker is spine-chilling....With intense attention to detail and award-winning photography, this is Hitchcock at his best...[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.STRANGERS is one of Hitch's best.Alfred Hitchcock launched his richest period with this rousing adaptation...
Cast Robert Walker (Star)
Marion Lorne (Star)
Jonathan Hale (Star)
Leo G. Carroll (Star)
Alfred Hitchcock (Director)
Alfred Hitchcock (Producer)
Farley Granger (Star)
Laura Elliot (Star)
Ted Haworth (Production Designer)
William Ziegler (Editor)
Robert Burks (Director of Photography)
Ruth Roman (Star)
Patricia Hitchcock (Star)
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Raymond Chandler (Writer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Final release version with commentary Preview version Making-of documentary Strangers on a Train: A Hitchcock Classic 3 featurettes Full Frame - 1.37 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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