Part of the Hitchcock: The Post War Thrillers Season, featuring a live introduction by Robert Senior
After a chance meeting on a train, psychotic socialite Bruno hatches the perfect plan to help him and his new travelling companion - tennis pro Guy Haines - out of their dire personal situations. Bruno suggests that if the two strangers were commit murder that would be advantageous for the other, then there would be no motive, no evidence and no links between the two men and their crimes. While Guy brushes this idea off as a strange encounter, it seems that Bruno has every desire to implement his master plan.
'Hitchcock's favourite device of an ordinary man caught in an ever-tightening web of fear plunges Guy into one of the director's most fiendishly effective movies' - Almar Hafildason, BBC.co.uk