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They Live by Night

They Live by Night(1949)

Also Known As: The Twisted Road | Thieves Like Us | Your Red Wagon |

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Brief Synopsis

After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape.

Cast & Crew

Nicholas Ray Director
Cathy O'Donnell Keechie [Mobley]
Farley Granger Bowie [Bowers, also known as "The Kid"]
Howard Da Silva [Elmo "One Eye"] Chickamaw [Mobley]
Jay C. Flippen [Henry] T-Dub [Mansfield]
Helen Craig Mattie [Mansfield]
Will Wright Mobley
William Phipps Young farmer [R. T. Waters]
Ian Wolfe Hawkins
Harry Harvey Hagenheimer
Will Lee Jeweler
Jim Nolan Schreiber
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  London opening: Aug 1948; New York opening: week of 3 Nov 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  A Dore Schary Presentation
AFI
Feb 94, no end credits
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  95 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,582    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • one of the best film noir

    em 2015-07-03

    Most films in this genre are serious and dark in a good way. This one had a little of that but it was mostly sad. The ending was especially very sad.... MORE>

  • If on the lam you go to Mexico - never Canada

    Jeff Boston 2013-05-18

    Bad casting with wooden pretty boy Granger playing a man (too) fresh after 7 years in a cage and Natalie Woodish pretty girl O'Donnell playing a girl... MORE>

  • ANOTHER GREAT ONE I MISSED!

    TCM Fan 2013-04-29

    Really enjoyable Nicholas Ray film - found it authentic & convincing - which is always so appreciated. Farley Granger & Cathy O'Donnell are... MORE>