The Hitch-Hiker (DVD)

Directed by Ida Lupino

Release Year: 1953
Running Time: 71
UPC: 7 38329 23267 2
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Black & White
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Cast
Edmond O'Brien
Frank Lovejoy
William Talman
José Torvay
Jean Del Val
Clark Howat

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Directed by Ida Lupino

Brand New 2K Restoration! Beyond its cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (screen legend 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 (Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy) on a camping trip who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (the great 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.


DVD Extras Include:

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith

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