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The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
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71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two fishermen pick up a psychopathic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.
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Collier Young (screenplay) | Ida Lupino (screenplay) | Robert L. Joseph (adaptation) (as Robert Joseph)
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Updated Mar 20, 1953

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Mar 20, 1953 (United States)
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29 cast members
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Edmond O'Brien
Roy Collins Roy Collins   See fewer
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Frank Lovejoy
Gilbert Bowen Gilbert Bowen   See fewer
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William Talman
Emmett Myers Emmett Myers   See fewer
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José Torvay
Capt. Alvarado (as Jose Torvay) Capt. Alvarado (as Jose Torvay)   See fewer
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Sam Hayes
Radio Broadcaster Radio Broadcaster   See fewer
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Wendell Niles
Wendell Niles (as Wendel Niles) Wendell Niles (as Wendel Niles)   See fewer
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Jean Del Val
Inspector General Inspector General   See fewer
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Clark Howat
Government Agent Government Agent   See fewer
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Natividad Vacío
Jose (as Natividad Vacio) Jose (as Natividad Vacio)   See fewer
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Gordon Barnes
Hendrickson (uncredited) Hendrickson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rodney Bell
William Johnson (uncredited) William Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Orlando Beltran
Salesman (uncredited) Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Crosby
Joe - Bartender (uncredited) Joe - Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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June Dinneen
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Dominguez
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry A. Escalante
Mexican Guard (uncredited) Mexican Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albert Ferrara
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Taylor Flaniken
Mexican Cop (uncredited) Mexican Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nacho Galindo
José Andrade - Store Proprietor (uncredited) José Andrade - Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Garralaga
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Hinton
Chief of Police (uncredited) Chief of Police (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Hudson
FBI Agent (uncredited) FBI Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Lawrence
News Broadcaster (uncredited) News Broadcaster (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Navarro
Salesman (uncredited) Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathy Riggins
Little Girl at Abarrotes (uncredited) Little Girl at Abarrotes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Roux
Gas Station Owner (uncredited) Gas Station Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Felipe Turich
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rosa Turich
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Collier Young
Sleeping Mexican Peon (uncredited) Sleeping Mexican Peon (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 8,841 votes