Stranger on a plane proposes exchanging murders to crime-busting Fed whose wife won't grant him a divorce. A gossip column tips the stranger, a novelist, to the prosecutor's dilemma, so he ... See full summary »

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Stranger on a plane proposes exchanging murders to crime-busting Fed whose wife won't grant him a divorce. A gossip column tips the stranger, a novelist, to the prosecutor's dilemma, so he trails the attorney onto a flight from D.C. to L.A. David the prosecutor isn't sure whether the charming "John Smith," the author, is seriously insane or just has a very cavalier sense of humor, so David hires Stu Bailey to protect his philandering wife from murder. Stu gets some unwanted aid from the Fed's future sister-in-law, who he fluffs off as an interfering ditz, but she turns out to have a very Hawaiian eye. Written by David Stevens

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19 December 1958 (USA)  »

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Adapted from the Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde Screenplay the same used for Alfred Hitchcock's movie "Strangers on a Train" which itself was from the 1950 Novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. See more »

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Remake of Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

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Stranger on a plane.

OK, even the dumbest will have recognized here a remake of Alfred Hitchcock 's STRANGER ON A TRAIN in this story of two men meeting in a plane and one proposing the other to kill his wife - or any relative - in exchange for the other to do the same. The stranger's character whose the phony name is John Smith is delightful, as Robert Walker was several years earlier. So, it's a remake but who cares, it is very pleasant to watch for the performances and not only. Some camera shot angles are exactly the same as in the Hitchcock's movie, for instance during the killing of the woman, where the audience can see the murder only through the reflection in the glasses fallen on the ground.


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