Synopsis: Johnny Aysgarth is a handsome gambler who seems to live by borrowing money from friends. He meets shy Lina McLaidlaw on a train whilst trying to travel in a first class carriage with a third class ticket. He begins to court Lina and before long they are married. It is only after the honeymoon that she discovers his true character and she starts to become suspicious when Johnny's friend and business partner, Beaky is killed mysteriously.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

I beg your pardon. Was that your leg?

I had no idea we were going into a tunnel.

I thought the compartment was empty.

I'm so sorry. I hope I didn't hurt you.

Awful man in the next compartment

smoking a vile cigar.

I had to come in here.

You don't smoke, do you?

- No, I don't.

- Thank heavens for that.

After last night, my head couldn't stand it.

You understand...

May I see your tickets, please?

Thank you, miss.

I'm afraid

you're in the wrong compartment, sir.

- It's a first-class compartment, isn't it?

- Yes.

- Then I'm all right.

- It's a third-class ticket.

What sort of line is this, selling

third-class tickets at first-class prices?

I am very sorry, sir.

That will be 5.04 extra.

- You haven't change for a fiver, have you?

- Yes, sir.

Don't bother, because I haven't got one.

This is the best I can do.

Do you suppose the line would settle for

5 and tuppence ha'penny?

No, I don't suppose they would.

I hate to presume on our short

acquaintance, but have you any change?

I'm afraid that I...

There you are. That'll do. That stamp.

Thank you very much.

There you are, 5 and tuppence ha'penny

and three ha'pence. 5.04.

It's legal tender, old boy.

Write to your mother.

That man.

Mr. Aysgarth, may I?

Would you mind stepping forward

a little bit, Mrs. Fitzpatrick? Thank you.

Now, Mr. Aysgarth, please.

I wonder if I could have

a little bit more of your smile?

Not at this hour of the morning.

- There he is. Good morning, Johnnie.

- How are you?

- We've been looking for you everywhere.

- Everywhere.

Excuse me.

If it's possible at all, would you mind?

Of course. I'm so sorry.

See you later, Johnnie. Goodbye.

- Come, Alice. Come, Jessie.

- Thank you very much.

Arert they bright this morning? Now.

That's very good.

Now could I have a little bit of a smile?

You remember.

I can hardly believe it.

It can't be the same girl.

What's her name? Do you know her?

Yes, but lay off, Johnnie.

You've enough on your hands for one day.

Besides, she's not up your alley.

To tell you the truth,

I'm a little bored with people in my alley.

- Introduce me to her, will you?

- Certainly not.

She's a very carefully brought up

young lady.

If you won't do it, I'll have to do it myself.

Come on, they're going.

- Lina, may we come in?

- I'm sorry. I didn't see you.

- How are you?

- Splendid.

May I introduce Mr. Aysgarth?

- How do you do?

- How do you do?

We were just passing by

and we saw you in the window.

- Johnnie insisted on meeting you.

- Why?

I'm told the sight of a really eligible male

is a rare treat in this part of the country.

- Isn't Johnnie terrible?

- He's too fantastic for words.

Arert you, Johnnie?

- Hadrt you better hurry?

- Hurry for what?

You don't want to be late for church.

- Did you all come to take me to church?

- No, but that is...

- lf you want to come...

- Naturally, we'd love to have you.

That's very kind of you. I think I will come.

Good. And put on that saucy little hat

you wore on the train the other day.

I will. Excuse me.

I'll be down in a moment.

We'd better sit down, girls.

- Where are you rushing to?

- To church, Mother.

- But I thought...

- I've changed my mind.

- Shall I go with you?

- I'm going with the Barhams.

- I thought you didn't like them.

- I loathe them.

Really, it's most extraordinary.

- You're not really going to church?

- I certainly am.

- No, you're coming for a walk with me.

- Don't be ridiculous.

Tell you what I'll do, I'll toss you for it.

Heads you do, tails you don't.


Now what did you think

I was trying to do, kill you?

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Samson Raphaelson

Samson Raphaelson (1894–1983) was a leading American playwright, screenwriter and fiction writer. While working as an advertising executive in New York, he wrote a short story based on the early life of Al Jolson, called The Day of Atonement, which he then converted into a play, The Jazz Singer. This would become the first talking picture, with Jolson as its star. He then worked as a screenwriter with Ernst Lubitsch on sophisticated comedies like Trouble in Paradise, The Shop Around the Corner, and Heaven Can Wait, and with Alfred Hitchcock on Suspicion. His short stories appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and other leading magazines, and he taught creative writing at the University of Illinois. more…

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