Movie: “Strangers on a Train” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951)


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The abiding terror in Alfred Hitchcock’s life was that he would be accused of a crime he did not commit. This fear is at the heart of many of his best films, including “Strangers on a Train” in which a man becomes the obvious suspect in the murder of his wife. He makes an excellent suspect because of the genius of the actual killer’s original plan:  Two strangers will “exchange murders,” each killing the person the other wants dead. They would both have airtight alibis for the time of the crime, and there would be no possible connection between killer and victim.  The “criss-cross” murder deal in “Strangers on a Train” indeed would have worked perfectly — except for the detail that only one of the strangers agrees to it.

Starring: Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker.

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