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Strangers on a Train (1951)

Strangers on a Train (1951)
Three years after filming ‘Rope’ Farley Granger and Alfred Hitchcock teamed up again in the film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s suspenseful first novel, ‘Strangers on a Train’. Hitchcock had apparently first approached Dashiell Hammett to adapt the screenplay but instead it was Raymond Chandler who ended up with the task; although not for long as the latter and the director did not get along. The film opens with a taxi cab pulling up to a train station and a pair of flashy two-toned shoes emerging from the passengers’ side. Another taxi pulls up to the same station and a pair of conservative, dark...
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