Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
(USA, 1951, 35mm)

“One cinematic masterstroke after another” —The Guardian

In Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful Strangers on a Train, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his wife’s refusal to finalize their divorce so that he can wed a senator’s daughter. On a train, Guy strikes up a conversation with a psychotic stranger (Robert Walker) and sets in motion a deadly chain of events based on the theory that two strangers can get away with murder.

Hitchcock adapted this thriller from the debut novel by Texas-born author Patricia Highsmith, who is profiled in the new documentary Loving Highsmith (screening at the MFAH this weekend).

Visiting Guidelines Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. Advance tickets are also recommended. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

Accessibility The MFAH strives to provide a welcoming and accessible experience for all guests by offering a range of accommodations—learn more here.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Community Partner: Murder by the Book

Strangers on a Train

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
(USA, 1951, 101 minutes)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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