Noir Saturdays: The Hitch-Hiker

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You just never know about people, right? I mean you can’t pick up random strangers on the road without them turning into psychos!  Which is the subject to tonight’s noir, The Hitch-Hiker.

Ray (Edmond O’Brien) and Gilbert’s (Frank Lovejoy) fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker (William Talman) they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law. He’s killed before, and he lets the two know that as soon as they’re no longer useful, he’ll kill again. The two friends plot an escape, but the hitchhiker’s peculiar physical affliction, an eye that never closes even when he sleeps, make it impossible for them to tell when they can make a break for it.

Check it out tonight @ 11PM on TCM CST or 9AM CST on Sunday. Enjoy and check out the trailer.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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