This is my 3469th Review
Thanks to Kim of Tranquil Dreams for this recommendation.
Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Oct 2017)
Brief Synopsis – After her husband is mysteriously murdered on a train, a woman tries to discover who killed him and why.
My Take on it – I was actually convinced when I watched this that I was watching a film by Alfred Hitchcock.
The characters and storyline feel like something he would have made and the mysterious aura around it all is really the kind of thing he was known for.
Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn are great together and are able to deal with both the serious and comical elements of the storyline without missing a beat.
Walter Matthau is also interesting to watch as a government bureaucrat trying to sort things out.
This film is filled with twists and turns along the way that help keep thing interesting while still raising the level of suspense bit by bit.
This actually helps the viewer get comfortable enough in order to also try and decipher what is really happening as things move forward.
James Coburn and George Kennedy are both interesting to wtach in important supporting roles.
Bottom Line – Great suspense film that actually feels like something Hitchcock would have made. Grant and Hepburn have great chemistry together and are easily able to weather the serious and comical scenes. Matthau is perfect as a government bureaucrat trying to help. The twist and turns along the way help keep things interesting the whole time as we also try and discover what is really going on. Coburn and Kennedy are also fun to watch in supporting roles. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Due to the suspense, the presence of Cary Grant, the structure of the screenplay, and the frequent plot twists, many people believe this was an Alfred Hitchcock film. Hitchcock was not involved in the making of the film at all. This confusion has prompted fans of the film to call it “the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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