- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 15, 2003
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
A fishing trip turns into a journey through hell when two men pick up a homicidal maniac by the side of the road. The hitch-hiker has left a bloody trail of death across the countryside. His latest victims are forced to drive him through the desolate wilds of Mexico as he tries to make a getaway. Knowing that they may be killed at any time, the two men desperately struggle to escape. Their captor psychologically tortures them, destroying any hope of survival. As their sanity unravels, the prisoners confront the madman in a final violent showdown. The Hitch-Hiker is a film-noir thriller and is one of director Ida Lupino's finest moments.
An acclaimed film noir thriller in which two vacationing men are held captive by a hitchhiking psychopath with one eye that never closes. Though years of more horrific violence and suspense have dulled its impact somewhat, it was way ahead of its time. Considered among Lupino's best work, this film was the progenitor of many, many films that would follow in its tire-treads and is a must-see.
Film Noir |
Kidnapping And Missing Persons |
Theatrical Release |
- THE HITCH-HIKER was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1998.