The Hitch-hiker (1953)
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as Roy Collins
as Gilbert Bowen
as Emmett Myers
as Capt. Alvarado
as Inspector General
as Government Agent
as William Johnson
as Gas Station Owner
as News Broadcaster
as Gas Station Attendant
as Mexican Guard
as Mexican Cop
as Joe the Bartender
as Chief of Police
as FBI Agent
Critic Reviews for The Hitch-hiker
This hell-for-leather 1953 noir demonstrates Ida Lupino's facility with actors and flawless pacing.
Both Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy are experts as stalwart men gripped in a situation they never made.
Taut, tough, and entirely without macho-glorification, it's a gem, with first-class performances from its three protagonists, deftly characterised without resort to cliché.
Lupino draws a performance of crackling malevolence from William Talman, as the serial killer physically and mentally scarred by his abusive childhood. Equally authentic is the impotent terror of weekend fishermen Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy.
Audience Reviews for The Hitch-hiker
A pretty good movie, but it could be better, especially now that there have been so many other movies like this one.
Great little Thriller by the only female directors of Hollywood's Golden Age, Ida Lupino. It starts out amazingly and then sort of peters out toward the end, but overall very enjoyable.
Hitch-hiker starts off really great with an incredible opening. Lupino's a great director and I wish she did more. The acting is great, namely Talman who makes you flat-out despise him. He's no Rutger Hauer, but this is more disturbing on a realistic level. Ultimately, it's good and not great, but definitely worth checking out.
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