Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (actress Ida Lupino), THE HITCH-HIKER is perhaps better remembered as simply one of... Read more
Directed by Ida Lupino
Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (actress Ida Lupino), THE HITCH-HIKER is perhaps better remembered as simply one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, THE HITCH-HIKER is the tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (William Talman). He forces them, at gunpoint, to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert.
Renegade filmmaking at its finest, THE HITCH-HIKER was independently produced, which allowed Lupino and ex-husband/producer Collier Young to work from a treatment by blacklisted writer Daniel Mainwaring, and tackle an incident that was too brutal for the major studios to even consider.
- National Film Registry 1998
Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing The Hitch-Hiker to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
|Bryn Mawr Film Institute||Bryn Mawr||PA||1560830400June 18, 2019|
|Kiggins Theatre||Vancouver||WA||1557720000May 13, 2019|
|Amherst Cinema||Amherst||MA||1557288000May 8, 2019|
|Cinema Arts Centre||Huntington||NY||1554696000April 8, 2019|
|Colonial Theatre||Phoenixville||PA||1554004800March 31, 2019|
|Metro Cinema||Edmonton||AB||1551934800March 7, 2019|
RT' @floatingartist': Few words on Bette Gordon’s luminous VARIETY. It’s a much needed counterpart to NY’s macho cinema of 70s and 80s. Thank…
THE CHANGIN' TIMES OF IKE WHITE is "the story of the greatest soul man you've never heard" (@hotpress) who recorded…' https://t.co/5VaLsG9eiU'
RT' @jlalibs': If you dig LOVERS ROCK, I urge you to seek out Franco Rosso’s 1980 UK reggae film BABYLON which was rated X by the BBFC and we…
RT' @torinofilmfest': TORINO 38 Miglior attrice MERCEDES HERNANDEZ per SIN SEÑAS PARTICULARES di Fernanda Valadez (Messico-Spagna, 2020) #TF…
RT' @torinofilmfest': TORINO 38 Premio speciale della giuria SIN SEÑAS PARTICULARES di Fernanda Valadez (Messico-Spagna, 2020) #TFF38 #Torin…
The' @ReasonIJumpFilm' has been picking up awards and nominations left and right! We can't wait to bring this immersi…' https://t.co/dMzf5CrCKd'
RT' @Sculder22': Almost forgot that got couple of titles from' @KinoLorber' sale. 😉 Thanks to Trini. Few titles were from' @ScorpionDVD' , one f…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray & DVD! Brand New 2K Master! Body Slam (1986) Starring Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Pipe…
RT' @OliverSacksDoc': We're feeling quite grateful for all the folks who have brought OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE into your Thanksgiving weeke…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.