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The Devil Thumbs a Ride

The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)

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Release Date: Feb 20, 1947 Wide

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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Not by any means a great film, The Devil Thumbs a Ride nonetheless has an indefinable audience allure that sucks the viewer into its labyrinthine storyline and doesn't let go until the fade-out. Lawrence Tierney plays Steve Morgan, a charming but utterly sociopathic criminal who has just robbed and killed a movie theater cashier. Morgan hitches a ride with inebriated conventioneer Jimmy Furguson (Ted North). Later on, Furguson picks up two more hitchhikers: virginal Beulah Zorn (Nan Leslie) and

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Lawrence Tierney's particular brand of sinister menace makes this "B" film one of the most jaw-dropping, startling examples of film noir I've ever seen.

May 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It ends up as a ride to nowhere.

February 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This programmer from RKO has most of the things you'd expect from a low-budget noir, and just enough innovation to please the casual fan.

June 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
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Audience Reviews for The Devil Thumbs a Ride

it's the most fun i've had since 'detour'! if you're a fan of lawrence tierney, u gotta see this. and it's on youtube!!
October 19, 2012
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