Mother Directs: Ida Lupino Behind the Camera

by Ruthe Stein

Two of Ida Lupino’s strongest films as a director will be shown for free Sunday November 22 at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco. The Bigamist screens at 11 a.m. followed by The Hitch-Hiker at 12:30 p.m.

Ida Lupino liked to be called “mother” on a movie set. She even had

The Mother of Us All

inscribed on her director’s chair. She felt the cast and crew would try harder if they considered her as family. Continue reading