Strangers on a Train script
Synopsis: In Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his trampy wife's refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed senator's daughter Anne (Ruth Roman). He strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and unwittingly sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Psychopathic Bruno kills Guy's wife, then urges Guy to reciprocate by killing Bruno's father. Meanwhile, Guy is murder suspect number one.

GUY:

(sharply)

Perhaps you read too much.

BRUNO:

(contritely)

There I go again. Too friendly. I

meet someone I' like and open my yap

too wide. I'm sorry...

At the appeal on Bruno's face, Guy slowly relents.

GUY:

That's all right. Forget it. I

guess I'm pretty jumpy.

Bruno smiles with and signals a waiter.

BRUNO:

There's a new cure for that.

(to waiter)

Scotch and plain water. A pair.

Double.

(to Guy with a chuckle)

Only kind of doubles I play.

GUY:

You'll have to drink both of them.

BRUNO:

(grinning)

And I can do it.

(moving in)

When's the wedding?

GUY:

What?

BRUNO:

The wedding. You and Anne Burton.

(a gesture of

explanation)

It was in the papers.

GUY:

It shouldn't have been. Unless

they've legalized bigamy overnight.

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BRUNO:

I have a theory about that. I'd

like to tell you about it some time.

But right now I suppose divorce Is

still the simplest operation.

The waiter has brought the drinks. Bruno slips the lighter

into hip pocket to free his hands for the bills which he

gives to the waiter, waving away the change. He offers a

glass to Guy. Guy takes it.

GUY:

(as if he needs it)

I guess I will.

BRUNO:

(happily)

This is wonderful -- having your

company all the way to New York.

GUY:

(forced to explain)

As a matter of fact, I'm not going

direct. I'm stopping off. At

Metcalf.

BRUNO:

Metcalf? What would anybody want to

go there for?

GUY:

It's my home town.

BRUNO:

Oh, I get it! A little talk with

your wife to about the divorce! I

suppose she was the girl next door.

Held her hand in high school and

before you knew it -- hooked!

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was a British-American novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression.  more…

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