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Strangers on a train

Article Summary   by:JpVincent     Original Author: Alfred Hitchcock
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This abstract was translated from Strangers on a train / L''inconnu du Nord-Express
 
Strangers on a train [BR][BR]A film by Alfred Hitchcock [BR][BR]With Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman and Patricia Hitchcock. [BR][BR]On board the train that takes him to New York, Guy Haines (Farley Granger), a famous professional tennis player, meets Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), a strange individual who offers him a contract, to say the least: switching murders. Having found love with the daughter of Senator Morton, Guy would like to get rid of Miriam, his unfaithful wife, while Bruno wants to get rid of his father that he never loved. [BR][BR]Guy does not take Bruno''s proposal seriously, but the latter takes the lead and murders Miriam at a funfair ... [BR][BR]Filmed in 1951, in the middle of the American period of Hitchock, and adapted from the first novel by Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a train bears the mark of the master of suspense: a cleverly written script, neat music, neat shots, memorable scenes (the murder of Miriam, the tennis match and the final scene of the carousel) and of course ... an appearance by the master of suspense himself at the beginning of the film. [BR][BR]This movies is essential for any lover of Hitchcock. [BR] Note the presence in the cast of the director''s daughter, Patricia Hitchcock, in the role of Barbara Morton, sister of Anne Morton, girlfriend of the hero.
Published: March 31, 2008   
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