Inspired by the true-life crimes of Billy Cook, The Hitch-Hiker is a taut and suspenseful noir thriller from 1953, directed and independently produced by Ida Lupino. A weekend fishing trip turns into the holiday from hell when two friends make the fateful mistake of giving a ride to a psychotic drifter.
Part of Mother of Us All: Ida Lupino at 100, an ongoing season presented by She's a Rebel, celebrating the centenary Lupino, a trailblazer both sides of the camera.
Don't miss another of Ida Lupino's films, The Trouble With Angels, when it screens on Sunday. 9th September.