The Hitch-Hiker

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  • NR
Remembered as one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s, Ida Lupino's THE HITCH-HIKER remains the only classic film noir directed by a woman. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, this is the tension-laden saga of two... read more
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Remembered as one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s, Ida Lupino's THE HITCH-HIKER remains the only classic film noir directed by a woman. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, this is the tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip who are held captive by a homicidal drifter and forced to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert. Independently produced, THE HITCH-HIKER tackles an incident that was too brutal for the major studios to consider. Part of the National Film Registry.

Original Release

03/30/1953

US Release

03/30/1953

Cast

Edmond O'Brien Roy Collins
Frank Lovejoy Gilbert Bowen
José Torvay Capt. Alvarado / Captain Alvarado
William Talman Emmett Myers
Sam Hayes Radio Broadcaster
Wendell Niles Wendell Niles
Jean Del Val Inspector General
Clark Howat Government Agent
Natividad Vacío Jose
Larry Hudson FBI Agent
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ida Lupino

Writers

Robert L. Joseph, Ida Lupino, Daniel Mainwaring, Collier Young

Cast

Edmond O'Brien Roy Collins
Frank Lovejoy Gilbert Bowen
José Torvay Capt. Alvarado / Captain Alvarado
William Talman Emmett Myers
Sam Hayes Radio Broadcaster
Wendell Niles Wendell Niles
Jean Del Val Inspector General
Clark Howat Government Agent
Natividad Vacío Jose
Larry Hudson FBI Agent
Collier Young Sleeping Mexican Peon
Gordon Barnes Hendrickson
Rodney Bell William Johnson
Orlando Beltran Salesman
Wade Crosby Joe - Bartender / Joe
June Dinneen Waitress
Joe Dominguez Bit Part
Henry A. Escalante Mexican Guard
Albert Ferrara Gas Station Attendant
Taylor Flaniken Mexican Cop

Producers

Editors

Douglas Stewart

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