Strangers on a Train

Scene from the film Strangers on a Train
image from Hitchcock's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
image: Hitchcock's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

Considered by some to be the best of Hitchcock’s American films, Strangers on a Train, based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, is a chilling thriller.

Walker plays Bruno, a charming psychopath who desperately wants his father dead. He tries to convince Farley Granger to commit the murder by killing Granger’s inconvenient and adulterous wife.

When this generous but misguided gesture is rebuffed, Walker’s performance goes into high gear. He’s one of the most charismatic nuts in movie history, and he spits and simpers his way through dialogue written by Raymond Chandler.

Check this out for the thrilling final chase on a merry-go-round.