The Hitch-Hiker (1953) is (arguably) the only film noir directed by a woman. Featuring almost no women characters in its tense, 71-minute cautionary tale, The Hitch-Hiker stars Edmund O’Brien (DOA) and Frank Lovejoy (staple of hard-boiled radio shows) as two regular guys on a drive to a fishing trip. When they meet the titular hitchhiker, played with menacing relish by William Talman, a vacation trip becomes a road to death!


But one hitchhiker is never enough! After we screen Lupino’s film, we will watch the dated and delightful 25-minute Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode “Hitch hike” (1960), directed by Paul Henreid and starring John McIntire, Robert Morse, and Suzanne Pleshette.

Suzanne Pleshette-Robert Morse-John McIntire-Alfred Hitchcock

The evening will conclude, for those able and willing to stay tuned, with the eerie Twilight Zone episode “The Hitch-hiker” (through Netflix).
The Hitch-hiker – 71 min. – begins at 9pm EST: http://youtu.be/XIeFKTbg3Aw
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Hitch hike – 25 min. – begins at 10:20pm EST: http://youtu.be/x5NEz4g6r8w
Twilight Zone: The Hitch-hiker (S1E16) – 25 min. – begins at 11pm EST: Netflix

As always, use the hashtag #bnoirdetour