"This is the true story of a man and a gun and a car. The gun belonged to the man. The car might have been yours... or that young couple across the aisle. What you will see in the next seventy minutes could have happened to you. For the facts are actual."
So opens "The Hitch-hiker" a film directed by our director of the month Ida Lupino. Ida Lupino was a very talented actress, writer, producer, studio owner, and director. Starring Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, and William Talman it tells the story of a killer on the run and two men that have the unfortunate luck to cross paths on the way to a fishing trip in Mexico. A tight tense film that foreshadows later films like "The Hitcher". We'll talk more about Ida Lupino next week as we watch "On Dangerous Ground" a film that she both starred in and co-directed, though the latter role was uncredited at the time.