The Hitch-Hiker

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

The Hitch-Hiker

Directed by Ida Lupino

Year: 1953
Running Time: 71
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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The Hitch-Hiker

Cast
Frank Lovejoy
Edmond O'Brien
William Talman

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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.

Awards

  • National Film Registry 1998

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Bryn Mawr Film Institute Bryn Mawr 1560830400June 18, 2019


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