April 22, 2017

Directed by Ida Lupino and based on a story by blacklisted screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring, The Hitch-Hiker is simple little tale about a couple of fishing buddies who pick up a hitchhiker during a trip to Mexico.

Hey, what could go wrong?

This rock-solid 1950s film noir was formally added to the United States National Film Registry and marked for preservation in 1998 for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."


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