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Advance tickets for all showings of Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, showing in our Linder Microcinema, are highly recommended.

Repertory Dundee Oct 13 – Oct 16, 2019

The Hitch-hiker

Dir. Ida Lupino USA 71 min

1953 Kino Lorber

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Sunday, October 13

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Showing in the Dundee Theater Linder Microcinema.

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Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (actress Ida Lupino), The Hitch-hiker is perhaps better remembered as simply one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, The Hitch-hiker is the tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (William Talman). He forces them, at gunpoint, to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert.

Renegade filmmaking at its finest, The Hitch-hiker was independently produced, which allowed Lupino and ex-husband/producer Collier Young to work from a treatment by blacklisted writer Daniel Mainwaring, and tackle an incident that was too brutal for the major studios to even consider. -- Kino Lorber

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