The Devil Thumbs a Ride
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)

The Devil Thumbs a Ride is a vintage film noir made by a director with something of a cult following as a director of atmospheric, extremely low-budget films such as The Man Who Cheated Himself. In The Devil Thumbs a Ride, a drunk salesman,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 20, 1947
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It ends up as a ride to nowhere.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

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.

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Stella Dallas
it's the most fun i've had since 'detour'! if you're a fan of lawrence tierney, u gotta see this. and it's on youtube!!