Ida Lupino Double Feature – September 15, 11am
The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Based on a real-life event, Ida Lupino’s film-noir tells the claustrophobic story of two weekending fishermen (Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy) who have the extreme misfortune to offer a ride to a psychopathic escaped convict (William Talman of TV’s Perry Mason).
TRIVIA NUGGET: Ida Lupino was an accomplished actress before landing her first directing job on The Hitch-Hiker. Lupino would be seen as pioneer for female filmmakers, as she was the only one working during the 1950s in the Hollywood studio system.
The Bigamist (1953)
Harry Graham (Edmond O’Brien) and his wife (Joan Fontaine) are trying to adopt a baby. When the adoption agency director (Edmund Gwenn) starts to investigate Harry’s background, he soon uncovers more than he expected. Lupino also stars.