The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Dir. Ida Lupino. Two old friends are driving down a southern California highway on a fishing trip, when they pick up stranded hitch-hiker, the shifty looking William Talman. This act of generosity is poorly repaid, as William turns out to be a murderous sociopath on the run from the police, hitchhikin’ and killin’ on his…… Continue reading The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

High Sierra (1941)

dir. Raoul Walsh. Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart) is fresh out of prison thanks to his underworld pal, Big Mac, who needs his expertise to pull off a hotel jewellery heist. Roy embarks on a road trip through the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges to meet up with some small-time crooks, and their dame, Marie (Ida Lupino).…… Continue reading High Sierra (1941)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

dir. Alfred L. Werker. The dastardly Professor Moriarty, jubilant after his not guilty verdict for murder, teases an irritated Sherlock Holmes that his next job will be the crime of the century!  Preying on Holmes’s intellectual curiosity, Moriarty plots to distract him with an escalating series of deadly mind games. Absolute delight of a film.…… Continue reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)