Saturday, March 7

Eight Perfect (Films About) MurdersStaff Picks (past events)Repertory Series Archive

Strangers on a Train

1951 • dir Alfred Hitchcock w/Farley Granger, Robert Walker • 101 min • 35mm

One of the greatest ‘perfect murder’ tropes of all time – two strangers exchange crimes in an effort to misdirect discovery – comes from the Patricia Highsmith novel that Hitchcock and his collaborators adapted for this thrilling film. A foolish tennis player (Granger) meets a charming but sinister man (Walker) on a train and the rest is cinematic history.

Staff Pick! Michael: “As Sir Alfred Hitchcock stated best to François Truffaut, ‘Isn’t it a fascinating design? One could study it forever.’ A film with just as many layers in the production as there are to the two characters who embark on a very grave open ended deal. Inspired by the novel with the same name by Patricia Highsmith.”

“One of the most effectively suspenseful films of Hitchcock’s career.”
– Nathanael Hood, The Young Folks

“Hitchcock embroiders the plot into a gripping, palm-sweating piece of suspense.”

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Thursday 3/5
at 4:45, 9:15 PM
Saturday 3/7
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