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Exciting and clever thriller.,
This review is from: Strangers On A Train (1951) [DVD] (DVD)
'Strangers On A Train' is one the greatest Hitchcock Movies.
Staring Robert Walker (who for some reason makes talking of murder sound 'sexy') plays 'Bruno Anthony' - a rather 'unbalanced' man to say the least, and who has an equally 'dotty' mother played by the marvellous Marion Lorne (remember the 'dotty' aunt in 'Bewitched'?)
He meets a famous Tennis Player, 'Guy Haines' on a train and speaks of 'switching' murders - the disposing of two different people each of them could do without, but 'Haines' does not take him seriously - bigger fool him!
This also stars Patricia Hitchcock (daughter of Alfred) who, though has a somewhat smaller role, nevertheless makes a lasting impression.
There are quite a few dramatic scenes in this, and one of the most exciting ever has to be the 'Merry-Go-Round' finale!
This is a movie one can watch over and over again and never tire.
Bonus material includes a silent Newsreel featuring Hitchcock.
NOTE: Surprisingly, this has not been re-mastered.
TRIVIA: Robert Walker who took the lead was to die the same year this movie was made.