HITCH-HIKER, THE (1953) Photo archive

$850.00

[Los Angeles: RKO, 1953]. Set of thirteen (13) vintage original black-and-white photos, of which eleven are 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) and two are 7 1/2 x 9 1/2″ (18 x 23 cm.) glossy silver gelatin photos. One 8 x 10″ is a keybook photo on linen. A few have handwritten notations on verso, some have original attached paper blurbs, and two are ink stamped “Cleveland Press, May 1 1953, Reference Dept”. Overall nice condition, a few pinholes and edge creases. About fine.

The only female director of the time, Ida Lupino directed and co-wrote this tense noir crime thriller about two fishermen who pick up a psychotic prison escapee who promises to kill them at the end of the ride. Lupino made a series of low budget, quickly made dramas with former husband Collier Young in the early-1950s in a variety of genres. Lupino proved to be a most brilliant filmmaker.

Some very tense story moments are present in this group with cast members Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy and William Talman. Photos are coded: TD-3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 22, 25, 31, 39, 45.

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