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Title: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 06, 2012, 06:43:10 PM

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Directed by Ida Lupino

Cast and plot synopsis, courtesy of imdb:

Edmond O'Brien    ...   Roy Collins
    Frank Lovejoy    ...   Gilbert Bowen
    William Talman    ...   Emmett Myers
    José Torvay    ...   Captain Alvarado (as Jose Torvay)
    Sam Hayes    ...   Himself - Radio Broadcaster
    Wendell Niles    ...   Himself (as Wendel Niles)
    Jean Del Val    ...   Inspector General
    Clark Howat    ...   Government Agent
    Natividad Vacío    ...   Jose (as Natividad Vacio)

PLOT SYNOPSIS: Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Previous Discussion:

cigar joe:

 TCM had an Edmund O'Brien night  DOA followed by The Hitch-Hiker, Lupino did a great job and with not much budget another winner 7/10


Dust Devil:

Good for TV standards, it will not disappoint you if you wanna kill an hour or so, just don't expect it to come anywhere near Rutger Hauer's 80s vehicle. They go in circles with the story and there's a bump on more than one place. Can't complain 'bout the actors.



The Hitch-Hiker (1953) A good thriller, with future Hamilton Burger as a good villain. But I wonder why he doesn't kill his two hostages after the car broke. 7\10
Title: Re: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 06, 2012, 06:47:38 PM
Pretty stupid movie. They took the most basic sort of material -- convict puts a gun to the back of the good guys to force them to help him escape -- which might work for 20 minutes or so, and made a whole movie out of it. Around and around they go, the same shit over and over. Through a whole bunch of different set ups -- driving through the mountains, through the town, camping at night, etc. etc. etc. Absolutely no particular reason why they ended it after 71 minutes -- it could have been 17 minutes, or 117 minutes. Just a stupid movie. 4/10