The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

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



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  • Frank Lovejoy and Edmond O'Brien in The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
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24 July 1999 | jhawk-2
A motorist's worst nightmare
I saw this movie recently for the first time on Turner Classic Movies. This is a tough and suspenseful little movie. The killer is a truly evil character; no ambiguity about his character as you might expect in a more recent film. It must have been considered a brutal film when it was made, though its mild by today's standards. The location setting in the bleak desert adds to movie's atmosphere and tone. And, it was directed by a woman, rare today, and even more rare in the 50s.

Exciting, fast-paced, and never boring.

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