Strangers on a Train

Factual error: When Bruno is on his way to Union Station, he's heading on a bridge away from the Lincoln Memorial, which means he's leaving Washington D.C. for Arlington, Virginia, or in other words, he's going the wrong way.


Factual error: Several seconds into the opening of the second scene, the train pulls out of Union Station headed for NYC. A date palm or other palm tree is visible growing on the left side of the train tracks. Palm trees don't grow in Washington DC, but they do in LA where I suspect this footage was filmed.


Factual error: In the opening scene, two taxis pull up at Washington Union Station with the Capitol visible in the background. The Capitol is not visible from this point.


Factual error: At one point in the tennis match, Guy hits a ball that bounces twice before his opponent can get to it, but it is not called. (01:22:25)

Plot hole: Farley Granger meets a math professor on a train bound from New York to Washington, and is able to prove as much to the police. The professor got on in New York and got off in Wilmington, DE, while Granger boarded the train in the fictitious town of Metcalf, NJ, and rode on to Washington. Thus, they met between Metcalf and Wilmington. But the police say Granger could have boarded the train in Baltimore, by which time the professor would have gotten off and they never would have met.

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Barbara Morton: Oh, Daddy doesn't mind a little scandal. He's a senator.

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Trivia: Early in the movie, Alfred Hitchcock is boarding a train with a double bass as Farley Grainger gets off at his home town.

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