KINONIK 16mm Series: Strangers on a Train
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A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder…
Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith.
The story concerns two strangers who meet on a train, a young tennis player and a charming psychopath. The psychopath suggests that because they each want to “get rid” of someone, they should “exchange” murders, and that way neither will be caught. The psychopath commits the first murder, then tries to force the tennis player to complete the bargain.
The film stars Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, and Robert Walker, and features Leo G. Carroll, the director’s daughter Pat Hitchcock, and Laura Elliott. It is number 32 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Thrills.
Preceded by Arthur Honegger’s experimental railroad short from 1923, Pacific 231.