The Hitch-Hiker (Remastered) (Blu-ray)

Directed by Ida Lupino

Release Year: 1953
Running Time: 71
UPC: 7 38329 12012 2
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Cast
Frank Lovejoy
Edmond O'Brien
William Talman

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Directed by Ida Lupino

Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (actress 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 on a camping trip (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (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.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Mastered in HD from archival 35mm elements preserved by the Library of Congress

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  • National Film Registry 1998


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