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“THE HITCH-HIKER”: FILM NOIR IN THE MIDDLE OF DESERT DAYLIGHT

By Christopher Langley, Eastern California Film Historian

With more than 400 films made in and around Lone Pine, California to choose from, you are bound to have a few favorites. For me, one of those is The Hitch-Hiker starring Frank Lovejoy, Edmund O’Brien, and William Talman and directed by possibly the most prolific female director in the 1950s Ida Lupino, whose career through the postwar period and beyond bordered on miraculous. I know Hitch-Hiker is considered a classic film noir, but that style as  film noir I have always associated with dark nights, shadowy figures, mysterious alley ways, criminals, and the city in a kind of expressionistic, ...

MAVERICK QUEENS: The Women of Lone Pine

A presentation in the Museum Theatre on Friday

afternoon 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

by Ross Schnioffsky & Warren Davey