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The Hitch-Hiker (29-Apr-1953)

Director: Ida Lupino

Writers: Collier Young; Ida Lupino; Robert Joseph

Music by: Leith Stevens

Producer: Collier Young

Keywords: Thriller, Film Noir, Road Trip

Two buddies on a fishing trip pick up a psychopathic hitch-hiker, who holds them captive and threatens that he will kill the two of them at the conclusion of the ride. Though produced on a low budget, an exceptionally good thriller; it is the only film noir directed by a woman. Included in the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Lovejoy
28-Mar-1912 2-Oct-1962 The Hitch-Hiker
Edmond O'Brien
10-Sep-1915 9-May-1985 The Great Imposter
William Talman
4-Feb-1915 30-Aug-1968 Hamilton Burger on Perry Mason


Edmond O'Brien   ...   Roy Collins
Frank Lovejoy   ...   Gilbert Bowen
William Talman   ...   Emmett Myers
Jose Torvay   ...   Capt. Alvarado
Sam Hayes   ...   Himself (radio broadcaster)
Wendel Niles   ...   Himself
Jean Del Val   ...   Inspector General
Clark Howat   ...   Government Agent
Natividad Vacio   ...   Josť


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