They Live by Night

1949

they-live-by-nightDirector:
Nicholas Ray

Screenplay:
Charles Schnee

Cast:
Farley Granger, Cathy O’Donnell, and Howard de Silva

Overview:
When a wrongly-sentenced young man (Granger) escapes from prison with a couple of hardened pals, he is swept along with his girlfriend (O’Donnell) on their crime spree with predictable results. This is the prototypical couple-on-the-run film, and it was scripted from Edward Anderson’s celebrated Depression-era novel Thieves Like Us.
This was Nicholas Ray’s first film. The movie was also remade in 1974 by Robert Altman under the title Thieves Like Us.

Rating:

Format: VHS

 

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