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Hitch-Hiker, The (1953)  link to Hitch-Hiker, The on IMDb  

Number: 3122

poster Hitch-Hiker, The

IMDb Rating:
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7.0/10 (7193 votes)

Country: USA, 71 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Spanish

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director(s): Ida Lupino

Video Codec: Unknown

Storyline:
Two friends on a fishing trip pick up a stranded motorist who turns out to be a psychotic escaped convict. This sociopath has already murdered other good Samaritans in his efforts to evade authorities. He sadistically taunts and threatens the two men and perversely delights in telling them that he has them both marked for death sometime before the end of the trip. His destination is a ferryboat in Baja, California, which he hopes will help him get to the mainland. The hostages hope to stay alive long enough to escape or be rescued by Mexican authorities.

Tagline: When was the last time you invited death into your car?

Cast:

photo Edmond O'Brien Edmond O'Brien Roy Collins
photo Frank Lovejoy Frank Lovejoy Gilbert Bowen
photo William Talman William Talman Emmett Myers
photo Albert Ferrara Albert Ferrara Gas Station Attendant
photo José Torvay José Torvay Capt. Alvarado (as Jose Torvay)

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3