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Date & Time
February 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

The Hitch-Hiker
(Ida Lupino, 1953, 71 min, USA, English & Spanish, 
B&W, 35mm)

Introduced by Michael Morton (Research Professor Emeritus, AMI/Germanic Languages & Literature)

Businessmen Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy see their vacation go to hell when they pick up the wrong guy: psychopath William Talman. This film was Ida’s personal favorite; exquisitely tense from the very first frame. -35mm archival print courtesy of Library of Congress

“Taut, tough, and entirely without macho-glorification, it’s a gem, with first-class performances from its three protagonists, deftly characterised without resort to cliché.” Geoff Andrew, Time Out

This hell-for-leather 1953 noir demonstrates Ida Lupino’s facility with actors and flawless pacing.” J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

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