"hitchhiking from NYC to LA, accidentally kills a man who picks him up, and, fearing the circumstances make it look deliberate, assumes the dead man's identity, and continues west in the man's car." I HATE when that happens! Yes I have seen "Elevator To The Gallows" and like it except for some glaring plot holes/plot devices that jumped out at me. Then again many movies have plot holes that may or may not be noticed depending on the viewers perspective. I first heard the movie's score discussed in a short documentary about Miles Davis on the Criterion channel. But hey when you hear that delicate tone you just know it's Miles, am I right?