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Strangers on a Train [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1951]

  • SKU: 6813111
  • Release Date: 09/07/2004
  • Rating: PG
In one of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classics, tennis pro Guy Haines (Farley Granger) chances to meet wealthy wastrel Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) on a train. Having read all about Guy, Bruno is aware that the tennis player is trapped in an unhappy marriage to to wife Miriam (Laura Elliott) and has been seen in the company of senator's daughter Ann Morton (Ruth Roman). Baiting Guy, Bruno reveals that he feels trapped by his hated father (Jonathan Hale). As Guy listens with detached amusement, Bruno discusses the theory of "exchange murders." Suppose that Bruno were to murder Guy's wife, and Guy in exchange were to kill Bruno's father? With no known link between the two men, the police would be none the wiser, would they? When he reaches his destination, Guy bids goodbye to Bruno, thinking nothing more of the affable but rather curious young man's homicidal theories. And then, Guy's wife turns up strangled to death. Co-adapted by Raymond Chandler from a novel by Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train perfectly exemplifies Hitchcock's favorite theme of the evil that lurks just below the surface of everyday life and ordinary men.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Final-release version with commentary by director Peter Bogdanovich, Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano, Patricia Highsmith biographer Andrew Wilson, and several Hitchcock colleagues, aficionados, and family members, plus the suspense master himself in an interview excerpt
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Languages: English & Français
    • Subtitles (for the film): English, Français & Español
    • Preview version uncovered in 1991 and theatrically issued in 1996
    • New making-of documentary "Strangers on a Train: A Hitchcock Classic," with Farley Granger, Pat Hitchcock O'Connell, film historian Richard Schickel, and other Hitchcock family members, colleagues, and aficionados recalling the making of a suspense landmark
    • Three intriguing featurettes: "The Hitchcocks on Hitch," "Strangers on a Train: The Victim's P.O.V." and "Strangers on a Train: An Appreciation by M. Night Shyamalan"
    • "Alfred Hitchcock's Historical Meeting" vintage newsreel
    • Subtitles (for extras): English, Français, & Español
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Strangers on a Train
    In one of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classics, tennis pro Guy Haines (Farley Granger) chances to meet wealthy wastrel Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) on a train. Having read all about Guy, Bruno is aware that the tennis player is trapped in an unhappy marriage to to wife Miriam (Laura Elliott) and has been seen in the company of senator's daughter Ann Morton (Ruth Roman). Baiting Guy, Bruno reveals that he feels trapped by his hated father (Jonathan Hale). As Guy listens with detached amusement, Bruno discusses the theory of "exchange murders." Suppose that Bruno were to murder Guy's wife, and Guy in exchange were to kill Bruno's father? With no known link between the two men, the police would be none the wiser, would they? When he reaches his destination, Guy bids goodbye to Bruno, thinking nothing more of the affable but rather curious young man's homicidal theories. And then, Guy's wife turns up strangled to death. Co-adapted by Raymond Chandler from a novel by Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train perfectly exemplifies Hitchcock's favorite theme of the evil that lurks just below the surface of everyday life and ordinary men. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Farley Granger
      Farley Granger - Guy Haines
    • Ruth Roman
      Ruth Roman - Ann Morton
    • Leo G. Carroll
      Leo G. Carroll - Senator Morton
    • Patricia Hitchcock
      Patricia Hitchcock - Barbara Morton
    • Marion Lorne
      Marion Lorne - Mrs. Anthony



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Hitchock at his best, Great PQ

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      TT55
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      This might be one of Hitchcocks lesser known movies. You have Rear Window, North By Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, and The Birds, but to me this is one of the BEST things Hitchcock has ever done. If your into old classic B&W suspense movies and you haven't watched Strangers On A Train, I highly recommend buying this Blu-Ray. Yes, I know its black and white but the PQ is amazing. This is one of Hitchcocks best movies and one of my personal favorites! Highly recommended for new Hitchcock fans and owners of the old DVD!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent thriller!

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      EvilKev
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Great Hitchcock film! Old school suspense thriller with a memorable villain who is surprisingly creepy. The protagonist is easy to root for as the villain inserts himself into his life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great thriller

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      Haddman
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great movie,how two complete strangers plot to commit murder,and get away with it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Great Hitchcock Film

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      Borlerline
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      A terrific blu-ray presentation of an excellent film by the master of suspense himself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Hitchcock Film

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      Borlerline
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      A terrific blu-ray presentation of an excellent film by the master of suspense himself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film

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      Aces
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great story and great acting. Hitchcock on Blu-ray cant get any better.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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