Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Radio review – Lux – “Strangers on a Train” (1954) ***

Bob Cummings in the Robert Walker part – and what do you know, he really steps up. There could be something creepy about Cummings’ performance at times (eg The Carpetbaggers) and he’s excellent as the murderous Bruno. Dana Andrews is solid in the Farley Granger part – although I prefer Granger’s weakness, it made the story more believable. Virginia Mayo takes over the Ruth Roman role as Andrews’ love interest. But during it I kept thinking of the visuals of Hitchcock’s film – the murder in the park, the tennis game, the finale with the carousel.

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