Strangers on a Train

Tennis pro Guy Haines is in a bad marriage when he’s approached by a perfect stranger, Bruno (Robert Walker), who idly contemplates the perfect murder. Bruno speculates that if he gets Guy’s wife out of the way, then Guy could take care of Bruno’s untenable father and each could have an alibi for the murder they’d be suspected of and no discernable motive for the crime they committed. “Bruno’s manner is pushy and insinuating, with homoerotic undertones . . . not a psychological study, however, but a first-rate thriller with odd little kinks now and then.”—Roger Ebert.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Crime

Other Films by Alfred Hitchcock

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Rope

The first Technicolor film of Hitchcock’s career (to be followed by such masterpieces as Vertigo and North by Northwest), Rope is a taut, icy thriller—made ostensibly in a single shot—based on the Leopold and Loeb murder of 1924, in which two upper-crust young men sought to commit the “perfect crime.” Brandon (John Dall) and Phillip

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Notorious

In this Hitchcock classic, a never-more-gorgeous Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia Huberman, the daughter of a well-known Nazi, reluctantly enlisted by FBI agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on her father’s former colleagues now working in Brazil. Despite his feelings for her, the ever-professional Devlin asks her to seduce Sebastian (Claude Raines), leader of the Nazi

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North by Northwest

Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant), trying to prove he’s not who they think he is, encounters people who are not who they appear to be as he breezes through danger and romance in thrilling fashion.