It’s nice to see one of film noir’s most under-rated posters finally getting some attention. The Hitch-Hiker, from 1953, has been popping up on a few best poster lists lately. This is the half sheet version of the poster. It’s different, and that’s a good thing. If they had just copied the graphic from the one sheet it would have looked askew in the half sheet. Instead the killer is shown off to the side casting a large shadow hitching diagonally across the poster. The headlights on William Talman are spot-on. Eerie. Foreboding. Excellent execution. Overall Color — What else? Blood Red.
Near Mint. Never folded. Never restored. No pin holes. One half inch tear at upper right corner. Very faint yellowing, far less than would be expected for age of poster. A rare find.