The Hitch-Hiker
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Two men on a fishing trip pick up a psychopathic fugitive with an intense hatred of humanity in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller directed by Ida Lupino and written by Daniel Mainwaring (Invasion of the Body Snatchers). Ray Collins (Edmund O'Brien) and Gilbert Bowen (Frank Lovejoy) are on their way to a relaxing weekend on the lake when they make the fateful mistake of giving a ride to Emmett Myers (William Tallman), a ruthless killer on the run from the cops. As a young child Myers was severely abused, and now he's determined to make the world suffer for the atrocities committed… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If they gave awards for holding a gun in every single scene of a film from start to finish, (William) Talman would have won."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Talman's performance as a sadistic sleaze was powerful."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There's no estrogen whatsoever in The Hitch-Hiker, as spare and muscular a picture as the 1950s ever produced."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
"This suspenseful film noir is superbly acted and sharply helmed by Ida Lupino, one of the few women directors in Hollywood of the 1950s."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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