The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
A Film by Felix E. Feist
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 2min | 702x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 873 MB
Genre: Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
Not by any means a great film, The Devil Thumbs a Ride nonetheless has an indefinable audience allure that sucks the viewer into its labyrinthine storyline and doesn't let go until the fade-out. Lawrence Tierney plays Steve Morgan, a charming but utterly sociopathic criminal who has just robbed and killed a movie theater cashier. Morgan hitches a ride with inebriated conventioneer Jimmy Furguson (Ted North). Later on, Furguson picks up two more hitchhikers: virginal Beulah Zorn (Nan Leslie) and good-time girl Agnes Smith (Betty Lawford). When circumstances lead Jimmy to believe that Steve is the fugitive whom the cops are looking for, Morgan sweet-talks his way into everyone's confidence.