Strangers On A Train

From its cleverly choreographed opening sequence to its heart-stopping climax on a rampant carousel, this 1951 Hitchcock classic readily earns its reputation as one of the director’s finest examples of timeless cinematic suspense. It’s not just a ripping-good thriller but a film student’s delight and a perversely enjoyable battle of wits between tennis pro Guy (Farley Granger) and his mysterious, sycophantic admirer, Bruno (Robert Walker), who proposes a “criss-cross” scheme of traded murders. Bruno agrees to kill Guy’s unfaithful wife, in return for which Guy will (or so it seems) kill Bruno’s spiteful father. With an emphasis on narrative and visual strategy, Hitchcock controls the escalating tension with a master’s flair for cinematic design, and the plot (co-scripted by Raymond Chandler) is so tightly constructed that you’ll be white-knuckled even after multiple viewings. Strangers on a Train remains one of Hitchcock’s crowning achievements and a suspenseful classic that never loses its capacity to thrill and delight.

Please note that due to the film materials available the movies in this Alfred Hitchcock retrospective are not subtitled.

Regisseur

  • Alfred Hitchcock

Acteurs

  • Farley Granger
  • Robert Walker
  • Ruth Roman

Jaar

  • 1951

Speelduur

  • 1 uur en 41 minuten

Subtitles

  • geen

Kijkwijzer

  • AL

Agenda

Datum Tijd Zaal Kaartjes
Vr 24 Aug 19:00 LAB 1
Zo 2 Sep 16:00 LAB 1
Wo 12 Sep 19:00 LAB 1