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He Walked by Night

He Walked by Night(1948)

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Brief Synopsis

After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.

Cast & Crew

Alfred Werker Director
Richard Basehart Davis Morgan
Scott Brady Marty Brennan
Roy Roberts Captain Breen
Whit Bissell Paul Reeves
James Cardwell Chuck Jones
Robert Bice Detective Steno
Reed Hadley Narrator
John McGuire Rawlins
Lyle Latell Sergeant
Jack Bailey Pajama Top
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 24 Nov 1948; New York opening: 5 Feb 1949
Release Date:  1948 Production Date:  A Bryan Foy Production
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Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Sound:  Production Co:  Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Duration(mins):  79 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,092    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • Little-known grandfather of police procedurals

    Tom 2008-07-23

    Neat little B-movie gem with great acting and terrific "noir" camerawork. Much better than Dragnet ever was and holds its own with "The... MORE>

  • Good movie; well worth a look.

    scottdwyer 2007-02-27

    A mediocre screenplay is made interesting by the brilliant cinematography and directing. Wonderful movie, in spite of the lackluster acting and poorly... MORE>

  • He Walked by Night

    Md 2006-05-13

    Excellent film noir directed in the documentary style of Dragnet (also starring Jack Webb). Exhibits the early use of forensic science in criminology. MORE>