Strangers on a Train
Two-Disc Special Edition
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1951
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 7-321900-319751
Running time: 1:37 (97 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, (, Black & White), 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 08, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#1646)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 03, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
'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.
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Genres
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Italian  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
Arabic
Bulgarian
Dutch
English
French
Italian
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Final Release Version
2Preview Version
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Preview & Final Release Versions; Vintage Newsreel
Crew
Direction
Alfred Hitchcock....Director
Writing
Raymond Chandler....Screenwriter
Czenzi Ormonde....Screenwriter
Patricia Highsmith....Original Material By
Cinematography
Robert Burks....Director of Photography
Film Editing
William Ziegler....Film Editor
Music
Dimitri Tiomkin....Composer
Sound
Dolph Thomas....Sound
Art
Edward S. Haworth....Art Director
Cast
Farley Granger....Guy Haines
Ruth Roman....Anne Morton
Robert Walker....Bruno Anthony
Leo G. Carroll....Sen. Morton
Patricia Hitchcock....Barbara Morton
Laura Elliott....Miriam Joyce Haines
Marion Lorne....Mrs. Anthony
Jonathan Hale....Mr. Anthony
Howard St. John....Police Capt. Turley
John Brown....Prof. Collins
Norma Varden....Mrs. Cunningham
Robert Gist....Leslie Hennessy
Joel Allen....Policeman (uncredited)
Murray Alper....Boatman (uncredited)
Monya Andre....Dowager (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict....Tennis Umpire (uncredited)
Al Bridge....Tennis Judge (uncredited)
John Butler....Blind Man (uncredited)
Leonard Carey....Anthonys' Butler (uncredited)
Edward Clark....Miriam's Boss (uncredited)
Jack Cushingham....Fred Reynolds (uncredited)
John Daheim....Detective at Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
John Doucette....Det. Hammond (uncredited)
Roy Engel....Policeman (uncredited)
Herbert Evans....Party Guest (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum....Party Guest (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell....Miriam's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Sam Flint....Train Passenger (uncredited)
Edward Hearn....Lt. Campbell (uncredited)
Al Hill....Carnival Game Proprietor (uncredited)
Harry Hines....Man under Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock....Man with Double Bass (uncredited)
Mary Alan Hokanson....Secretary (uncredited)
Edna Holland....Mrs. Joyce (uncredited)
J. Louis Johnson....Mortons' Butler (uncredited)
Mike Lally....Detective at Carnival (uncredited)
Perc Launders....Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Louis Lettieri....Boy with Balloon (uncredited)
Charles Marsh....Bystander at Drain (uncredited)
Paul McGuire....Man on Train (uncredited)
David McMahon....Bystander at Drain (uncredited)
Charles Meredith....Judge Donahue (uncredited)
Ralph Moody....Seedy Man at Carnival (uncredited)
Roland Morris....Miriam's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Odette Myrtil....Madame Darville (uncredited)
Paul Panzer....Bystander at Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
Minna Phillips....Dowager (uncredited)
Georges Renavent....Monsieur Darville (uncredited)
Dick Ryan....Minister (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock....Cop (uncredited)
Janet Stewart....Girl (uncredited)
Shirley Tegge....Girl (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell....Mrs. Anderson (uncredited)
Howard Washington....Waiter on Train (uncredited)
Dick Wessel....Bill (uncredited)
Robert Williams....Bystander at Drain (uncredited)