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They Drive by Night (1938)
84 min | Crime, Thriller

A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.
Writers
James Curtis (novel) (screenplay and dialogue) | Paul Gangelin (screenplay and dialogue) | Derek N. Twist (screenplay and dialogue)
Producer
Jerome Jackson (as Jerome J. Jackson)
Cinematographer
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Updated Dec 31, 1938

Release date
Aug 20, 1976 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Emlyn Williams
Shorty Matthews Shorty Matthews   See fewer
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Anna Konstam
Molly O'Neill Molly O'Neill   See fewer
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Allan Jeayes
Wally Mason Wally Mason   See fewer
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Ernest Thesiger
Walter Hoover Walter Hoover   See fewer
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Jennie Hartley
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Ronald Shiner
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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William Hartnell
Bus Conductor (as Billy Hartnell) Bus Conductor (as Billy Hartnell)   See fewer
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Kitty de Legh
Mrs. Mason Mrs. Mason   See fewer
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Joe Cunningham
Detective Pryor Detective Pryor   See fewer
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Julie Barrie
Pauline Pauline   See fewer
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Hyma Beckley
Newspaper Seller (uncredited) Newspaper Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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William John Davies
Youth (uncredited) Youth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Driver
Customer at Charlies (uncredited) Customer at Charlies (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brenda Harvey
Unknown Role (uncredited) Unknown Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Johnson
Old Convict Being Released (uncredited) Old Convict Being Released (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vi Kaley
Flower Seller (uncredited) Flower Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Simon Lack
Roy Allen - Brother of Man to Be Executed (uncredited) Roy Allen - Brother of Man to Be Executed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Basil McGrail
Lorry Driver at Crash Scene (uncredited) Lorry Driver at Crash Scene (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Merritt
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bernard Miles
Detective at Billiard Hall (uncredited) Detective at Billiard Hall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frederick Piper
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Ray
Lorry Driver Attacking Molly (uncredited) Lorry Driver Attacking Molly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Rolfe
Card Player at Billiard Hall (uncredited) Card Player at Billiard Hall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Sharp
Card Player at Billiard Hall (uncredited) Card Player at Billiard Hall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Shine
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Street
2nd Detective at Billiard Hall (uncredited) 2nd Detective at Billiard Hall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Terry
Convict Being Released (uncredited) Convict Being Released (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Brooks Turner
Police Constable Outside Prison (uncredited) Police Constable Outside Prison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Iris Vandeleur
Flower Seller (uncredited) Flower Seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Vyvyan
Jock McKenzie (uncredited) Jock McKenzie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie Weston
Jack (uncredited) Jack (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 300 votes