my mom was fond of frank sinatra, bobby darin, and robert walker. i could not relate to any of them, but in time i've come to appreciate all three.
robert walker, an actor known for playing charming characters, did an about face when he became 'bruno', the nutcase who is one half of the psychotic song and dance team born in a private car. in alfred hitchcock's 'STRANGERS ON A TRAIN', farley granger is good fellow 'guy', listening to and humoring along this chance (and still charming) acquaintance in order to just get it over with, including bruno's account of riding in a jet plane: 'it almost blew the sawdust out of my head.' right on. the man is just getting started.
this was made almost smack in the middle of over forty great movies by hitchcock and i love it.