The film opens with a wordless prologue obscured by darkness. The eponymous killer, posing as a hitchhiker, goes on a murderous spree. His body count climbs but is hidden offscreen, suggested by a woman’s purse falling from a car or an ominous shadow cutting across car door. Neither the killer (renamed Emmett Myers and played with psychotic quiet by William Talman) nor the extent of his crimes are revealed until he’s picked up on a pitch-black highway by two unwary fisherman, Gilbert Bowen (Frank Lovejoy) and Roy Collins (noir veteran Edmond O’Brien). From this simple premise - three men, one gun, and a car on the border to Mexico - Lupino spins a story of survival and sadism.
Read more HERE in this great little piece about female film maker and Ida Lupino. I always say " I could hang out on my film blog and write about movies, TV shows and anything related all day "
I also chose this film to tease my editor on Xanaland who goes by the name Hitch Hiker on social media...gotcha
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