Pathology on a Train: “Strangers on a Train”

Are merry-go-rounds capable of speeding up the way the one in Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951) does?  Were they in the 1950s?  I don’t know, but I suspect Hitchcock thought he had a better story than he did in this fascinating thriller.  However spotty the plot, though, Strangers is a terrific directorial achievement with some great things done with eyeglasses and Robert Walker’s pathology.  Laura Elliott is vividly good as naughty Miriam.

English: Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) boating...
English: Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) boating into the Tunnel of Love in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 Strangers on a Train (trailer) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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