Release Date: June 30, 1951
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll, and Patricia Hitchcock
This movie is pretty neat for a lot reasons. But, one thing I really enjoy is that it is very near my own hometown, Washington D.C. When you see things you recognize, besides actors in a movie, it's pretty cool. This movie is also neat because of the incredible tennis game sequence. Something about sports in movies is pretty exciting. I love this movie, it is another one done by Alfred Hitchcock, which is of course my main reason for loving the movie. But his daughter is in this as well. She plays a daughter in this movie as well, and is pretty much the bartender for the family, which it is said that she also played bartender for guests when with her father, Mr. Hitchcock.
Once again, if you don't mind me repeating myself, this movie is set in D.C., and is about a HUGE mistake, and the big lesson of the movie is to take threats seriously. Even if it seems absolutely insane and even if it seems impossible... It can be, and take it as such. But a young man, our hero of the movie, Guy (his name, played by the very good looking Farley Granger) is on a train to visit his ex wife. Guy is a profession tennis star and wants to be married to the senator's daughter, again we are in D.C. But he is on his way to visit his ex wife, and he runs into a stalker, or a fan, if you want to be nice. This man, Bruno, played by Robert Walker, knows everything there is to know about Guy. When I say everything, I mean everything. But Bruno has a question he wants to ask, and his question is, bottom line, "what do you think of my idea," Guy's response, "sure Bruno, they're all okay." Which, what does that sound like to you? It's a go, right? Well that is not what Guy was thinking.
This movie was Robert Walker's second to last, movie. He passed away eight months after they had wrapped up filming. Robert Walker was survived by an ex wife, who he had just recently divorced too, and two sons. He had passed away due to a bad allergic reaction to some drug. Mr. Walker had always played good guys in his films, in Strangers on a Train was his first bad guy role and his last. He played a very scary villain and as a matter of fact, he played so well that he is ranked #86 on Premiere Magazine's 100 greatest Performances of All Time in 2006.
Please see this amazing story/movie unfold. It is truly a fun movie. :)