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Strangers on a Train

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7.8
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Original title
Strangers on a Train
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Running time
101 min.
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United States United States
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Genre
Mystery. Thriller. Film noir | Crime. Trains / Subways. Cult movie
Movie Groups
Patricia Highsmith Adaptations
Synopsis
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.
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Awards
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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Strangers on a Train
1951
Alfred Hitchcock
7.8
(22,026)
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