★★★★★ USA. 1h41m. Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Raymond Chandler, Whitfield Cook, Czenzi Ormonde (screenplay) and Patricia Highsmith (“Strangers On A Train”). Cinematography by Robert Burks. Edited by William H. Ziegler. Music by Dmitri Tiomkin. Starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Pat Hitchcock, Laura Elliott, Marion Lorne, Jonathan Hale, Howard St. John, John Brown.
Concerns two strangers who meet on a train, a young tennis player and a charming psychopath. The psychopath suggests that because they each want to “get rid” of someone, they should “exchange” murders, and that way neither will be caught. The psychopath commits the first murder, then tries to force the tennis player to complete the bargain.