Strangers On A Train (DVD)
Before anyone thought of "throwing Momma from the train," the idea of a double "crisscross" murder had already been hatched. Or "hitched," as in Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. Tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) half-jokingly muses about killing his wife with a stranger he meets on a train, unhinged playboy Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), who'd prefer his father be deceased. In theory, each could murder the other's victim. Crisscross. No motive. No clues. No problem...except: Bruno takes the idea seriously, with deadly consequences. Whether you're a fan of Hitchcock or just brilliant filmmaking, this diabolical tale of twisting suspense and macabre humor, costarring Ruth Roman and Hitchcock stalwarts Leo G. Carroll and the director's daughter, Patricia Hitchcock, is your ideal carnival ride.