After a brief slump in the late s, Alfred Hitchcock re-earned his standing among critics and audiences with Strangers on a Train , a perversely amusing thriller in which a psychopath tries to get a famous tennis player to commit a murder for him. Since it's still doing all three of those things 65 years later, here's a batch of behind-the-scenes info to help you appreciate it even more. When looking for books to turn into movies, the ever-crafty director tended to keep his name out of the negotiations in order to get a better price. The fact that Strangers on a Train was Highsmith's first novel further contributed to Hitch's ability to low-ball her. Hitchcock, wanting a big name to give the story credibility, approached such luminaries as Thornton Wilder, John Steinbeck, and Dashiell Hammett to flesh out the treatment of Highsmith's novel that he'd commissioned.
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Coming off the back of four flops, Alfred Hitchcock's yen for a hit prompted him to plump for this readily accessible thriller, in which an unhappily married man meets a sexually repressed psychotic, who suggests they carry out the perfect, undetectable murder by. In order to ensure a bargain price, Hitch anonymously secured the rights to Patricia Highsmith's novel, which he promptly proceeded to fillet with Whitfield Cook. Guy Haines was transformed from an architect to a tennis player with political. Furthermore, the slim volume of Plato, which Bruno uses to implicate his reluctant partner in crime, is changed to a lighter, inscribed to Guy from his mistress, Anne Morton. Having failed to interest a number of leading writers, Hitchcock turned his treatment over to Raymond Chandler to work into a screenplay.
Writer Whitfield Cook satisfied the filmmaker with his treatment of the story, but it is here that real problems began for Hitchcock, eager to make a successful thriller that would wipe away the memory of financially lacklustre couple of projects at the end of the previous decade. Desiring a strong name from the literature milieu, he contacted and was turned down by eight writers, including Thornton Wilder, Dashiell Hammett and John Steinbeck. He finally managed to strike a deal with Raymond Chandler. The other astonishing visual set piece is the fight occurring on the carousel gone wild at the end of the film.