They Live by Night (1948)

They Live by Night (1948) Crime, Film-Noir, Romance | 95min | 5 November 1949 (USA) 7.5
Director: Nicholas RayWriter: Charles Schnee, Nicholas RayStars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da SilvaSummary: Chickamaw, T-Dub and Bowie have just escaped from prison. While Chickamaw and T-Dub are hardened criminals - bank robbers - twenty-three year old Bowie, who has been in prison since he was sixteen, was wrongly convicted of murder. As he felt he was rotting behind bars, Bowie, when given this opportunity by his two older colleagues, believed his best path forward was to help Chickamaw and T-Dub in their upcoming heists, in a case of knowing there was a payback in they choosing him, to make enough money to hire a lawyer to clear his name of the murder conviction. The plan is to hide out with Chickamaw's alcoholic brother, Mobley, until they have enough money to make other arrangements. Also with them is Mobley's daughter, Keechie, who doesn't much like her life with her father or that of her uncle. In their time together, Bowie and Keechie form a bond, both emotional and romantic, they who begin to dream of a life together where Bowie would not always have to look behind his back for ... Written by Huggo

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Cast

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Keechie
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Bowie
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Chickamaw
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T-Dub
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Mattie
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Mobley
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Young Farmer
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Hawkins
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Hagenheimer
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Singer
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Jeweler
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Schreiber (as Jim Nolan)
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Comm. Hubbell
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Alvin
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Lambert

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Countries: USALanguages: EnglishBudget: $808,397 (estimated)

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