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Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

The world of Patricia Highsmith has always been filled with ordinary people, all of whom are capable of very ordinary crimes. This theme was present from the beginning, when her debut novel, Strangers on a Train, galvanized the reading public. Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. “Some people are better off dead,” Bruno remarks, “like your wife and my father, for instance.” As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.

The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith on a prolific career of noir fiction, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.
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Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " shouts out her real-life super squad of actors. Watch now. Title: Strangers on a Train Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

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Strangers on a Train is a American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock , and based on the novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. It was shot in the autumn of and released by Warner Bros. Carroll , the director's daughter Pat Hitchcock , and Laura Elliott. It is number 32 on AFI 's Years The story 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.

After playing stage roles in the East Coast, she relocated to Hollywood to pursue a career in films. She appeared in several uncredited bit parts before she was cast in the western Harmony Trail and the serial Jungle Queen , her first credited film performances.
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When Hannah Thornton overheard two men chatting and laughing together on a train, she felt she had to let them know how much they had inspired her. Morris, one of the men, was on his way to an army reunion he served nearly 60 years while Bill, the other man, was on his way two meet two old school friends after 30 years apart. Ms Thornton, a year-old marketing and communications co-ordinator at South Yorkshire Housing Association, was particularly interested in their chat because her job involves working with Age Better in Sheffield , a charity which aims to end loneliness in the city. She also mentioned that Age Better is always on the lookout for volunteers. She heard from one of the men, Bill, the very next day. Today is the 1st day of a new month and the perfect TimeToTalk. We're supporting the TimetoChange campaign to help change the way people think and act about mental health - including loneliness.

Strangers on a Train is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith about two men whose lives become entangled after one of them proposes they 'trade' murders. He then goes ahead and fulfills his end of the imaginary bargain, leading to fatal consequences for both. It was adapted as a film in by director Alfred Hitchcock. It has since been adapted in whole or in part for film and television several times. The novel was adapted for radio in by Craig Warner , and adapted for the stage in also by Warner. Architect Guy Haines wants to divorce his unfaithful wife, Miriam, in order to marry the woman he loves, Anne Faulkner. While on a train to see his wife, he meets Charles Anthony Bruno, a psychopathic playboy who proposes an idea to "exchange murders": Bruno will kill Miriam if Guy kills Bruno's father; neither of them will have a motive, and the police will have no reason to suspect either of them.

The brawl is thought to have been at either London Bridge or North Greenwich London Underground stations and it continued on the train. Two men got into a scrap on a London Underground station before continuing their fight on a train as it moves off. Footage of the fight shows the men throwing punches and kicks at each other as bystanders try to split up the brawl. Just as the scrap seems to be settling down, one of the men chases his rival on to the train and the fight kicks off again. The pair are still battling each other aboard the busy tube as it takes off from what has been suggested as either London Bridge or North Greenwich stations. The clip starts with a man in shorts and a green t-shirt fighting another dressed in jeans and a jacket.

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  1. Strangers on a Train is a American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed . But Chandler was a notoriously difficult collaborator and the two men could not have had more different meeting styles: Hitchcock enjoyed long.

  2. Strangers on a Train , American thriller film , released in , that was produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith.

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