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Year
1953
Runtime
71 min.
Director
Ida Lupino
Genres
Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
3,231
Checks
1,156
Favs
50
Dislikes
13
Favs/checks
4.3% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Camille Deadpan's avatar

    Camille Deadpan

    From Imdb:
    quote:
    In an interview Talman recalled an incident that happened shortly after the release of The Hitch-Hiker (1953), in which he gave a chilling portrayal of escaped murderer and serial killer Emmett Meyers. He was driving his convertible in Los Angeles with the top down, and he stopped at a red light. Another driver in a convertible who was stopped next to him stared at him for a few seconds, then said, "You're the hitchhiker, right?" Talman nodded, indicating that he was. The other driver got out of his car, went over to Talman's car and slapped him across the face, then got back in his car and drove off. In recalling the story, Talman said, "You know, I never won an Academy Award but I guess that was about as close as I ever will come to one."
    :)
    5 years 5 months ago
  2. caley's avatar

    caley

    Movie was awesome and just begging for a remake. The killer was creepy, it had nice shadows and good intensity. 7 years 8 months ago
  3. Elvislaw's avatar

    Elvislaw

    got this on one of those DVDs with several old movies in the bargain bin. I must say it was a great find. not the best film ever but one of the best acted killers in my book. 7 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #87 in TSPDT 100 Essential Noir Films
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  3. This movie ranks #192 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  4. This movie ranks #250 in National Film Registry
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