The Devil Thumbs a Ride
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The Devil Thumbs a Ride
Not by any means a great film, The Devil Thumbs a Ride nonetheless has an indefinable audience allure that sucks the viewer into its labyrinthine storyline and doesn't let go until the fade-out. Lawrence Tierney plays Steve Morgan, a charming but utterly sociopathic criminal who has just robbed and killed a movie theater cashier. Morgan hitches a ride with inebriated conventioneer Jimmy Furguson (Ted North). Later on, Furguson picks up two more hitchhikers: virginal Beulah Zorn (Nan Leslie) and good-time girl Agnes Smith (Betty Lawford). When circumstances lead Jimmy to believe that Steve… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lawrence Tierney's particular brand of sinister menace makes this "B" film one of the most jaw-dropping, startling examples of film noir I've ever seen."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It ends up as a ride to nowhere."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This programmer from RKO has most of the things you'd expect from a low-budget noir, and just enough innovation to please the casual fan."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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