About

A deranged socialite accosts a tennis star with his theory that if two strangers trade murders, they can disguise their motives and avoid suspicion.

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Raymond Chandler (Screenplay)
Ben Hecht (Screenplay)
Patricia Highsmith (Novel)
Czenzi Ormonde (Screenplay)
Whitfield Cook (Adaptation)

Runtime

101 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It starts with a shriek of a train whistle... and ends with shrieking excitement!

Cast

Keywords

murder infidelity perfect crime psychopath island noir obsession amusement park train ride husband wife estrangement carousel strangulation fiancée cocktail party chance meeting storm drain tennis match lighter tennis pro penn station

Photos

Lists

#462 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#32 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

250 Quintessential Noir Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Robert Burks