The Devil Thumbs A Ride

  • 1947
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Drunk conventioneer North is driving home up the California coast when he picks up hitchhiker Tierney, who has just robbed and killed a theater manager. Soon North also picks up two young lady hitchhikers (Leslie and Lawford). Tierney is spotted by a gas station attendant and a police dragnet closes in. They hide out in a beach house, where Leslie is killed...read more

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Drunk conventioneer North is driving home up the California coast when he picks up hitchhiker Tierney, who has just robbed and killed a theater manager. Soon North also picks up two young lady hitchhikers (Leslie and Lawford). Tierney is spotted by a gas station attendant and a police

dragnet closes in. They hide out in a beach house, where Leslie is killed while trying to flee for help. Finally, the police arrive and Tierney is captured. Standard crime melodrama helped greatly by Tierney's swaggering, menacing performance.

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  • Rating: NR
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