Strangers on a Train details
|Starring:||Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll, Farley Granger, Marion Lorne, Laura Elliot, Jonathan Hale, Robert Walker, Marion Lor, Patricia Hitchcock|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller - General, Crime|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Top Thrillers, IMDb Highest Rated|
Strangers on a Train
Strangers On A Train - Preview Version
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Nov 2004|
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Don't be a stranger...By Jonathan from Farnham, England , 19 Dec 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]There are very few who would deny the genius of Hitchcock, and whilst Strangers on a Train may not rank among his best, any Hitchcock film is worth the paces you go through.
Suppose two people wanted somebody they knew dead. These people then meet each other on a train, and they agreed to perform each other's murders. This way neither crime could be traced back to the perpetrator. But what happens if one party doesn't keep up their side of the bargain...? This is the premise of Hitchcock's film.
Though the cast are fairly unfamiliar, the acting is top notch, but the genius lies with the camerawork, the dialogue itself, and, as always, the music. Hitchcock is not to be recommended to those who cannot cope with talky expositions or character-based actions rather than thrills for the sake of thrills, and the situation is no different here. The fairground climax seems a little dated compared to say the cliff-face at the end of North by Northwest, but makes for a satisfying conclusion.
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classic hitchcockBy lukasz84 (75 reviews) , 20 Feb 2013in this classic hitchcock offering, suspenseful, sexy and not unafraid of humour, the audience is treated to a fine spectacle, orchestrated with care and detail to achieve a wonderful momentum and a dizzying climax.
Strangers on a trainBy Ricia (153 reviews) , 13 May 2012What an absolute Hitchcock classic! He certainly takes some beating when you compare his work with some of today's directors work. The whole story kept you on you on your toes, keeping you thinking about where the storyline would go next. The storyline was kept tight and left you guessing sometimes wrongly about what would happen next!The fact it was in black and white, I think enhanced the whole film. It was great!
oedipus complexBy juradino (811 reviews) from London , 13 Jan 2012Bruno wants to kill his rich father and 'by chance' meets Guy who wants to use his amateur tennis player credentials to go into politics and offers to off his cheating greedy wife who is stopping him from pursuit of his ambition. He offers him murder swap but things then get complicated and then even further complicated based on premise that back in those days there was not much forensics even most clever criminals would consider (like wearing gloves etc.) For better ending watch The Designated Victim. This one though has Hitchcock cameo getting on train with double bass.
Double sided DVD...By Mr_Strong (2 reviews) from Nottingham , 16 Jul 2011Just in case, like me, you aren't that observant i thought i'd point out that the dvd (or at least the one i got) is 2 sided. I only noticed after watching the film - the british version is on one side and the hollywood version on the other.
I watched the hollywood version and really enjoyed it - very slightly sedate for my taste but still gripping and the action ramps up at nicely at the end.
I am intrigued to know what the differences are with the british version ..... but not enough to watch it all again!
Strangers on a TrainBy Miriam from Ealing, London , 10 Jul 2011Another great Hitchcock film.