The Hitch-Hiker

Ida Lupino, 1953, U.S.

Remembered as one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s, Ida Lupino's THE HITCH-HIKER remains the only classic film noir directed by a woman. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, this is the tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip who are held captive by a homicidal drifter and forced to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert. Independently produced, THE HITCH-HIKER tackles an incident that was too brutal for the major studios to consider. Part of the National Film Registry.


  • 71 min
  • B&W
  • In English


  • Blu-ray
  • DCP
  • DVD

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