The Hitch-Hiker

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Film Noir, Ninja Film  |   Release Date - Mar 30, 1953  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The Hitch-Hiker is a 1953 film noir, directed by Ida Lupino, about two fishing buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker during a trip to Mexico. The movie was written by Robert L. Joseph, Lupino, and her husband Collier Young, based on a story by blacklisted Out of the Past screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring (who did not receive screen credit). The film is based on the true story of psychopathic murderer Billy Cook. It is regarded as the first American mainstream film noir directed by a woman. The director of photography was RKO Pictures regular Nicholas Musuraca. In 1998, The Hitch-Hiker was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

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Billy Cook, Cult, First American Bank, Hitchhiker, Independent, Journey/Travel, Lupino, Mexico, Nicholas Musuraca, United States National Film Registry

Attributes

Narrative Location: Mexico, Southern California
Subject: escape, fugitive, hostage taking, psychopathy
Time Period: 1950s

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Alternate Titles

A stoppos
HU
Arrojada Aventura
PT
Autostopistul
RO
Autostopowicz
PL
Avtoštopar
SI
Bilrånaren
SE
Blafferen
DK
De lifter
NL
El autoestopista
ES
Hitchi haikâ
JP
L'auto-stop de la mort
BE
La belva dell'autostrada
IT
La muerte al acecho
CL
Le voyage de la peur
FR
O Mundo Odeia-me
BR
Se opp for Hitch-Hikere (Morderen er løs)
NO
The Difference
, US
The Hitch-Hiker
CA, MX, GB, US
The Persuader
, US
Varo vapaamatkustajia
FI
Ο δολοφόνος της λεωφόρου
GR
Автостопщик
, RU
Стопаджията
BG