#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bruno Anthony thinks he has the perfect plot to rid himself of his hated father and when he meets tennis player Guy Haines on a train, he thinks he’s found the partner he needs to pull it off. His plan is relatively simple. Two strangers each agree to kill someone the other person wants disposed of. For example, Guy could kill his father and he could get rid of Guy’s wife Miriam, freeing him to marry Anne Morton, the beautiful daughter of a U.S. Senator. Guy dismisses it all out of hand but Bruno goes ahead with his half of the ‘bargain’ and disposes of Miriam. When Guy balks, Bruno makes it quite clear that he will plant evidence to implicate Guy in her murder if he doesn’t get rid of his father. Guy had also made some unfortunate statements about Miriam after she had refused him a divorce. It all leads the police to believe Guy is responsible for the murder, forcing him to deal with Bruno’s mad ravings.
Plot: A deranged socialite accosts a tennis star with his theory that if two strangers trade murders, they can disguise their motives and avoid suspicion.
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Very good Hitch film about a tennis champion who becomes involved with psychopath in exchange killings
Top-notch Hitch film dealing with a girl in love with young America’s idol , a Tennis star named Guy Haines who becomes involved with a good-looking stranger , Bruno Anthony, in search of sensation that’s how it all began..! Warner Bros bring a pounding new tempo to motion picture entertainment. A psychotic socialite (Robert Walker as unforgettable psycho) confronts a pro tennis star (Farley Granger) with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder…a theory that he plans to implement . Guy Haines meets a stranger on the Washington-to-New York train who offers to exchange murders. The stranger will kill Guy’s estranged wife if Guy will murder Bruno’s hated father. Guy doesn’t take Bruno seriously until his spouse , Miriam (Laura Elliott), is found killed in an amusement park . Guy becomes the chief suspect, which threatens his tennis career and his romantic involvement with a U.S. senator (Leo G. Carroll)’s daughter (Ruth Roman) .
Hitchcock first visited Hollywood in 1940, but was turned down by virtually all major motion picture studios because they thought he could not make a “Hollywood” picture. He was finally offered a seven-year directing contract by producer David O. Selznick. His first project was supposed to be a film about the Titanic, but Selznick scrapped the project because he “couldn’t find a boat to sink.” Selznick assigned Hitch to direct Rebeca (1940) instead, which later won the Best Picture Oscar . Later on , Hitchcock shot ¨Strangers on a train¨.
Tense/suspense/mystery abounds in this thriller from Hithcock who combines the elements of intrigue with romance, drama and action . Thrilling and interesting screenplay based on a Patricia Highsmith novel and co-scripted by novelist Raymond Chandler and uncredited the prestigious Ben Hecht . Robert Walker and Farley Granger give their finest acting as psychopath and tennis star respectively . Hitchock married Alma Reville , usually screenwriter ,and had one daughter, Patricia Hitchcock, who appeared in several of his movies: Stage fright (1950), and Psicosis (1960) and Strangers on the train where she plays splendidly the distrusted sister .Frequent collaborator the director of photography Robert Burks creates a stunning cinematography . Suspenseful and atmospheric original music by the classic Dimitri Tiomkin.
Hitchcock often used the ¨false guilty¨ or “wrong man” or “mistaken identity” theme in his movies Sabotage (1942), I confess (1953), Wrong man (1956), North by Northwest (1959), Frenesí (1972) and of course Stranger on a train . In a lot of his films -more noticeably in the early black and white American films-, he used to create more shadows on the walls to create suspense and tension . Hitch hated to shoot on location , he preferred to shoot at the studio where he could have full control of lighting and other factors. Rating : Above average , well worth watching . This good thriller by the master himself, who preys on the senses and keeps the suspense at feverish pitch . Worthwhile seeing thanks some Hitch’s touches .
More holes in the plot than a golf course
I know it’s Hitchcock, I know it’s considered a classic, and I know it’s near 100 on the IMDb Top 250.
But that doesn’t mean it’s a good movie.
The setup is perfect; the psychotic Bruno Anthony follows a local sports hero (Guy Haines) onto a train, and strikes up a one-sided conversation about trading murders. The tennis pro wants nothing to do with it, but dismisses the conversation out of hand.
The murder of Guy’s wife is also done well, although it is here where things get murky…how did he follow them for an hour without the other two men noticing him? After that, the premise falls apart completely. How could Guy not go to the police immediately? Why didn’t he go after Bruno sent the evidence to his house? Why didn’t the cops ask the man running the Tunnel Of Love about Guy, or anyone else for that matter? Why did the whole expected frame of Guy depend on his lighter being taken to the exact place? And finally, why the hell would a police officer SHOOT DIRECTLY INTO A CHILDREN’S RIDE AND KILL THE OPERATOR! Which led to the inevitable deus ex machina with Bruno being killed as the calliope fell to the ground, holding the incriminating cigarette lighter…
As I said, the setup was perfect, and I will admit Bruno is one of the most disturbing characters I’ve seen on film (as Guy is perhaps the stupidest), but the second and third acts were so bad, it couldn’t make up for a great beginning.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (West Germany), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (cut) (Portugal), 1 hr 43 min (103 min) (preview)
Genre Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Writer Raymond Chandler (screen play), Czenzi Ormonde (screen play), Whitfield Cook (adaptation), Patricia Highsmith (from the novel by)
Actors Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Warner Bros.
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,763 m (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm