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Orville H. Hampton (screenplay)
Fred Myton (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 July 1950 (USA) See more »
ORGANIZED ROAD AGENTS HI-JACKING $40,000,000 LOOT PER YEAR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
A truck driver stops on a rainy road at night to help a stranded motorist, but it turns out to be a ruse--he is attacked... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Aip Composer Paul Dunlap Dies
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 24 March 2010, 12:34 PM, PDT)

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"I Need To Stay Free To Clear Myself" See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jim Davis ... Joe Harper
Marcia Mae Jones ... Jean Harper (as Marsha Jones)

Sid Melton ... 'Killer'

David Bruce ... Matt

Paul Cavanagh ... Hagen
Ralph Sanford ... Stephen Clark
House Peters Jr. ... Hank
Iris Adrian ... Aggie
George Eldredge ... Digbey
William E. Green ... Arthur Kent

Margia Dean ... Dolly, the Waitress
Kit Guard ... Parolee (as Kid Guard)
Lee Phelps ... Highway Patrolman
Myron Healey ... Police Broadcaster
Lee Bennett ... Charlie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Bain ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Man Outside Diner (uncredited)
James J. Casino ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Henchman (uncredited)
William Haade ... Highway Patrol Inspector (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Strongarm (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Detective (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
Tony Urchel ... Loader (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Orville H. Hampton  screenplay (as Orville Hampton)
Fred Myton  screenplay
Fred Myton  story
Raymond L. Schrock  story (as Ray Shrock)

Produced by
Jack Leewood .... associate executive producer
Murray Lerner .... executive producer
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
Cinematography by
Philip Tannura  (as Phil Tennura)
Film Editing by
Edward Mann 
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as F. Paul Sylos)
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Bert Sternbach .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Davis .... assistant director
Art Department
George Bahr .... property
Sound Department
Frank Webster .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff King .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Neff .... gaffer (uncredited)
Howard Roessel .... grip (uncredited)
Ernest Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Offord .... wardrobe
Other crew
Emilie Ehrlich .... script supervisor (as Emily Ehrlich)
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
Sloat .... furrier

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65 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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"I Need To Stay Free To Clear Myself", 23 May 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Jim Davis later patriarch of the Ewing family of Dallas stars as a paroled ex-convict who is working as a truck driver. He gets himself hi-jacked a couple of times and his job and the authorities start suspecting him of being an inside man. The guy who's really doing the tipping decides with the fence for the stolen merchandise to sweeten the suspicious pot by planting evidence to incriminate him. Though carrying a weapon is an automatic trip back to the joint, as Davis points out, he has to stay free to clear himself. Especially after the evidence implicates his completely innocent wife Marcia Mae Jones and she's arrested when the police miss him.

The film reminds of a much superior noir classic Kansas City Confidential where John Payne finds himself in a similar jackpot. Not that this is a bad film, but its from the poverty row Lippert Pictures studio and has the shallow production values of its origins.

Davis does well as a guy looking to take care of business and the crooks who have done him wrong. The gang is headed by fence Paul Cavanaugh who advises and doesn't control. The muscle is done by David Bruce and he has a rough bunch with him including a wannabe in Sid Melton. Melton was in a whole lot of Lippert productions providing much needed comedy relief. And Iris Adrian as a wisecracking waitress is also in the cast and every film that she graces is that much better for her presence.

Hi-Jacked is a good product, very good considering the cheapness of its origins.

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