Psychotic mother’s boy Bruno Anthony meets famous tennis professional Guy Haines on a train. Guy wants to move into a career in politics and has been dating a senator’s daughter while awaiting a divorce from his wife. Bruno wants to kill his father but knows he will be caught because he has a motive. Bruno dreams up a crazy scheme in which he and Guy exchange murders. Guy takes this as a joke, but Bruno is serious and takes things into his own hands. —IMDb
Alfred Hitchcock has been the most well-known director to the general public since the 1940s – and he remains so in the 21st century, more than 25 years after his death. His name evokes instant expectations on the part of audiences around the world: of a memorable night of movie-watching highlighted by at least two or three great chills (and a few more good ones), some striking black comedy, and an eccentric characterization or two in virtually every one of the director’s movies across a half-century – and usually laced with a comical cameo appearance by the director himself.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born into a devoutly Catholic family in London, and his religious upbringing – with its attendant issues of guilt – would have a powerful influence on the psychological underpinnings of his later work. He was trained at a technical school, and initially gravitated to movies through art courses and advertising. He studied the work of other filmmakers, most notably the German expressionists… read more
Un intreccio semplice,una sceneggiatura che tiene alla grande,scene che hanno il dono di colpire subito ed una regia meravigliosa:l'ennesima perla di Sir Alfred.Troviamo un'enormità di grandiose soluzioni filmiche(l'omicidio riflesso,l'accendino,gli occhiali,le teste alla partita..)con in più un'ottima introspezione dei personaggi.Un noir grandioso,con il finale alla giostra che è girato da Dio. Un Hitchcock da 4*
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Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers On A Train’ is a classic example of a pithy hook of a title providing audiences with an easy connective motif, ensnaring them in the action and indelibly burning the central… read review
Another fantastic Hitchcock, like all of his movies, Strangers on a train features black humour, a tightly knit story line and a very artistic and visually stunning direction by the master of suspense… read review