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Strangers on a Train

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Original title
Strangers on a Train
Running time
101 min.
United States United States
Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde (Novel: Patricia Highsmith)
Dimitri Tiomkin
Robert Burks (B&W)
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Entertainment Warner Bros
Mystery. Thriller. Film noir | Crime. Trains. Cult Movie
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Patricia Highsmith Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
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 Guys life. Bruno is eager to kill his father and knows Guy wants to marry a senators 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.
1951: Nominated for Oscar: Best Cinematography (B&W)
1951: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1951: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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