The Hitch-Hiker

Directed by Ida Lupino
Year: 1953
Running Time: 71 minutes
Country: U.S.
Language: English

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.

Cast
Frank Lovejoy
Edmond O'Brien
William Talman

Crew
Directed by Ida Lupino