Location trip to Connecticut and New York, October 2003
by Nándor Bokor
The pictures on the left are frames from Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" (1951). My corresponding photos from October 2003 are on the right.
The old railway station in Danbury, Connecticut (now a museum - web site):
At the corner of Main Street and West Street, Danbury, CT (the location of the "music store", where Guy's wife Miriam works). (My 3rd photo shows the "music store" location as it looks today.)
The old railway station in Danbury, CT.
The West Side Tennis Club (web site) at 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, NY, former home of the US Open tournaments (before they moved it 3-4 km to Flushing Meadows, NY about 25 years ago). Note that the beautiful club house is still there, although the courts themselves have been refurbished. My thanks to James Wilson-Rich for his help here. Mr Wilson-Rich is a member of the West Side Tennis Club, and he was kind enough to give me a fascinating guided tour in the club, and to help me identify the locations from the film.
The old railway station in Danbury, CT. I identified the approximate location where Bruno accidentally dropped the cigarette lighter into the sewer. The closest sewer today - shown in close-up on my photo - is at the street corner.
The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills. Note that the original plaque seen on the left in the first frame below still exists (it's shown in close-up on my 2nd photo):