Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train

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Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train

Post by jserraglio » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:55 am

I saw it for the first time last week on TCM and was bowled over. This one belongs right up there with Vertigo, Notorious, Psycho, N by N'west, etc. Robert Walker was terrific as the crazy villain. The moment when he pops the kid's balloon with his cigarette says it all. I loved the sleek, elegant, glowing look of this b & w picture, and the carousel scene was a tour de force that clearly influenced lesser efforts like Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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Post by karlhenning » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:27 pm

That one is great fun. Anne Morton's younger sister is played by Hitch's daughter, BTW.

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Re: Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train

Post by Lance » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:58 am

Shoot, I wanted to see this one and knew it was going to be aired. I haven't, as far as I can recall, seen this Hitchcock film yet.
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Re: Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train

Post by jserraglio » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:52 am

Lance wrote:Shoot, I wanted to see this one and knew it was going to be aired. I haven't, as far as I can recall, seen this Hitchcock film yet.
PLAYING ON TCM: 06 Jun
10:15 AM.

You can set a reminder on the full schedule at the TCM site, if you want. I plan to watch it again.

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Re: Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train

Post by Prometheus » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:12 pm

I have not seen all of Hitchcock's films, but this is one of my favorites. I rented it from the local library years ago and didn't know what to expect. The carousel scene was superbly done.

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