One of my favorite film noir classics, Hitch-Hiker is the quintessential short thriller directed by Ida Lupino. This was unheard of during the 50s. Here are the top 10 collaborators behind this classic. William Talman is awesome as Emmett Myers.
“ wrote the original story ” - milam_ogden
“ wrote screenplay along with Ida Lupino ” - milam_ogden
Ida was born in London to a show business family. In 1933, her mother brought Ida with her to an audition and Ida got the part her mother wanted. The picture was Her First Affaire
. Ida, a bleached blonde, came to Hollywood in 1934 and played small and insignificant parts. Peter Ibbetson
was one of her...
“ first and only female director of a film noir movie. ” - milam_ogden
Italian-born Nicholas Musuraca's first job in the film business was as a chauffeur to early pioneering producer/director J. Stuart Blackton
. Having a knack for photography, he worked behind the cameras in a variety of jobs before finally becoming a cinematographer (or, as they were called in those days...
“ cinematographer for this film ” - milam_ogden
“ Music for this classic ” - milam_ogden
William Talman is best known for his role as Hamilton Burger, the district attorney who perpetually lost to Perry Mason in the long-running series Perry Mason
. Talman was an accomplished screenwriter and stage and screen actor, and appeared in numerous roles on television as a character actor from the mid-'50s until his death from lung cancer in August of 1968...
“ the villain of this thriller ” - milam_ogden
Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien was one of the most-respected character actors in American cinema, from his heyday of the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. Born on September 10, 1915, in the New York City borough of The Bronx, O'Brien learned the craft of performance as a magician, reportedly tutored by neighbor Harry Houdini
“ one of the men that was hitchhiked ” - milam_ogden
Square-jawed, intense, no-nonsense Frank Lovejoy played a succession of detectives, street cops, reporters, soldiers and such over his career. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1912, he worked on Wall Street as a teenager, but the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 cost him his job, and to make ends meet he got into acting...
“ 2nd fishman to be kidnapped. ” - milam_ogden
“ played the Mexican police chief ” - milam_ogden
“ was the radio broadcasteer ” - milam_ogden