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The Hitch-Hiker

Directed by Ida Lupino
United States, 1953
Thriller, Film noir
  • English
  • French, Turkish

Synopsis

Two middle-aged travelers make the mistake of their lives when they pick up a mysterious and psychotic hitch-hiker who never closes his right eye — even when he sleeps!

Our take

In Hollywood history, too few women have gotten their chance in the director’s chair. But in any hall of fame, there’s actress-turned-director Ida Lupino, whose independently-produced Hitch-Hiker (the first major noir directed by a woman?) is one of the era’s most shocking renegade thrillers.

The Hitch-Hiker Directed by Ida Lupino

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