A pro tennis star is enraged by his trampy wife’s refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed the senator’s daughter. He strikes up a conversation with a stranger on a train and unwittingly sets in motion a deadly chain of events.
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One of the wittiest and most exciting pictures done by the master.
Robert Walker's performance stands out, as the presumptuous and presumably homosexual psychopath Bruno Anthony.
A nail-biting concatenation of events with delightfully twisted sense of humour, impeccably written and staged.
Hitchcock's planning of his films with elaborate storyboards often led him to being bored on set but certainly paid off in creating a classic series of thrillers. From the innovative visual design (the tennis match/drain sequence wow) to the well thought out scripting this is classic Hitchcock. Robert Walker is one of the great all time screen villains well matched with his unwilling partner in crime Farley Granger.
The antithesis of Blanche DuBois' timeless notion in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' that "you can always depend on the kindness of strangers". Hitchcock is a master of technique and suspense, and this remains one of his most iconic. However, the ideological implication of this film is depressing as hell - be suspicious, because who knows when you might cross paths with a psychopathic serial killer.
highsmith's novel always charming and terrifying, with the legendary alfred takes control, its genuinely fucking terrifying awesome. i love the ending, makes bruno more terrifying even death at his throat, its bruno on a train
One of Hitchcock's finest movies. I've spent the entire run of this movie bitting my nails.
Both Farley Granger (as the victime Guy) and Robert Walker (as the insane Bruno) are terrific, they work incredible together
If you want a movie about killing your wifes/lovers (and alot more) and also has tennis, this is the one, not Match Point.