The Hitch Hiker details
|Starring:||Frank Lovejoy, Sam Hayes, Edmund O'Brien, William Talman, Jose Torvay|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||WHE EUROPE LIMITED|
The Hitch Hiker
|Run time:||1 hour 11 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
Most helpful review
interesting filmBy melanie howcroft from Preston, Lancs , 19 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This film was not exactly what I had anticipated as it presents as a 1950/60's black and white drama of a true event in american newsheadlines at the time. The hitch hiker becomes an intreguing character albeit predicatble in parts, and a twist in the story line at the end. (aren't all good dramas).anyway this film at a 12 rating is one that you would chose to watch whilst ironing or doing the kids pack lunches..not recommended for those lovers on a friday night. For those who love black and white movies its right up your street. sit back and enjoy.
If you like thrillers then get on boardBy itstinks (681 reviews) from North of Reading , 09 Oct 2011Came across this on The Story of Film series, a lot of thrillers and film noirs were written by women at this time but this was the only one directed by a women.
It can be seen as the precursor to The Hitcher (without the existential angst).
This is a straightforward thriller without an ounce of fat, every minute has a purpose and teaches a lesson to all the bloated rubbish that comes out nowadays.
Fairly run of the millBy Cato (705 reviews) from Lydbury North , 06 Nov 2010A thriller with a predictable outcome, which seemed to have been shortened at the end. A warning that this film is not the one featured in the trailer, which in fact looked more interesting.
Solid but one one-paced thrillerBy a customer from London , 19 Feb 2008Noirish story of a kidnapping by a hitch-hiking murderer that fails to generate any real heat. The bad guy is fairly convincing and scary enough but there simply isn't enough in the way of tension or surprises to make this anything more than just ok.
You guys are really dumb.By ChesterDent (121 reviews) from London , 18 Oct 2006Brixton born Ida Lupino directs this tough thriller, quite a remarkable achievement for a female in the masculine dominated world of the 50's B-movie. It's as dark and thrilling as anything the fellas were making at the time, and features a terrific performance from William Talman as the malicious, sadistic hitch-hiker with a deformed eye (so you can never tell when he's sleeping). The claustrophobic desert setting creates an atmosphere of inescapable doom. An effective low budget film loaded with tension.
Not what I expectedBy a customer from London , 05 Oct 2005Black and White and not good action.