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Raymond Chandler


Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.

Chandler collaborated on the screenplay of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train (1951), an ironic fantasy murder story based on Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same title, which he thought implausible. Chandler clashed with Hitchcock to such an extent that they stopped talking, especially after Hitchcock heard Chandler had referred to him as "that fat bastard." Hitchcock reportedly made a show of throwing Chandler's two draft screenplays into the studio trash can while holding his nose, however Chandler's name retains the lead screenwriting credit along with Czenzi Ormonde.


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Hitchcock Fiction Anthologies

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