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They Drive by Night (1940)

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95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When one of 2 truck driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner.
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Jerry Wald (screen play) | Richard Macaulay (screen play) | A.I. Bezzerides (from a novel by)
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Aug 3, 1940 (United States)

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68 cast members
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George Raft
Joe Fabrini Joe Fabrini   See fewer
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Ann Sheridan
Cassie Hartley Cassie Hartley   See fewer
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Ida Lupino
Lana Carlsen Lana Carlsen   See fewer
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Humphrey Bogart
Paul Fabrini Paul Fabrini   See fewer
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Gale Page
Pearl Fabrini Pearl Fabrini   See fewer
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Alan Hale
Ed Carlsen Ed Carlsen   See fewer
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Roscoe Karns
Irish McGurn Irish McGurn   See fewer
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John Litel
Harry McNamara Harry McNamara   See fewer
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George Tobias
George Rondolos George Rondolos   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Driver in Café (uncredited) Driver in Café (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Bendix
Truck Driver Watching Pinball Game (uncredited) Truck Driver Watching Pinball Game (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Blake
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Man Griping at Farnsworth (uncredited) Man Griping at Farnsworth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Clayton
Young Man (uncredited) Young Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joyce Compton
Sue Carter (uncredited) Sue Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Davis
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Devlin
Fatso (uncredited) Fatso (uncredited)   See fewer
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Demetris Emanuel
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Driver in Café (uncredited) Driver in Café (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Driver in Café (uncredited) Driver in Café (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Flaherty
Driver in Café (uncredited) Driver in Café (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Prison Matron (uncredited) Prison Matron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Truck Driver Warning about Farnsworth (uncredited) Truck Driver Warning about Farnsworth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jesse Graves
Charles Culpepper (uncredited) Charles Culpepper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mack Gray
Mike (uncredited) Mike (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Haade
Tough Driver (uncredited) Tough Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Halton
Farnsworth (uncredited) Farnsworth (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hamilton
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Carl Harbaugh
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Haywood
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Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hickman
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Al Hill
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Paul Hurst
Pete Haig (uncredited) Pete Haig (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire James
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Michael Jeffers
Trucker (uncredited) Trucker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothea Kent
Sue (uncredited) Sue (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
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Vera Lewis
Landlady (uncredited) Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lloyd
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Edmund Mortimer
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Henry O'Neill
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Pedro Regas
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7.3 / 10 | 6,411 votes