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He Walked by Night (1948)

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79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.
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Director
Alfred L. Werker (as Alfred Werker)
Writers
Crane Wilbur (story) (screenplay) | John C. Higgins (screenplay) | Harry Essex (additional dialogue)
Producers
Bryan Foy | Robert Kane (as Robert T. Kane)
Composer
Cinematographer
Editor
Alfred DeGaetano (as Alfred De Gaetano)
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Updated Nov 24, 1948

Release date
Nov 24, 1948 (United States)
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65 cast members
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Richard Basehart
Roy Martin / Roy Morgan Roy Martin / Roy Morgan   See fewer
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Scott Brady
Police Sgt. Marty Brennan Police Sgt. Marty Brennan   See fewer
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Roy Roberts
Police Capt. Breen Police Capt. Breen   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
Paul Reeves Paul Reeves   See fewer
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James Cardwell
Police Sgt. Chuck Jones Police Sgt. Chuck Jones   See fewer
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Jack Webb
Lee Whitey Lee Whitey   See fewer
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Dorothy Adams
Paranoid Housewife (uncredited) Paranoid Housewife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Adams
Nurse Scanion (uncredited) Nurse Scanion (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Bailey
Witness in Pajamas and Robe (uncredited) Witness in Pajamas and Robe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alma Beltran
Miss Montalvo - Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited) Miss Montalvo - Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Bice
Detective with Capt. Breen (uncredited) Detective with Capt. Breen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chief Bradley
Chief Bradley (uncredited) Chief Bradley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Cady
Pete Hammond (uncredited) Pete Hammond (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dolores Castelli
Witness (uncredited) Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chan
Chinese Suspect (uncredited) Chinese Suspect (uncredited)   See fewer
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Garrett Craig
Patrolman (uncredited) Patrolman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dehner
Assistant Bureau Chief (uncredited) Assistant Bureau Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Doran
Dispatcher (uncredited) Dispatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rex Downing
Young Hoodlum (uncredited) Young Hoodlum (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Dugan
Patrolman (uncredited) Patrolman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Fierro
Spanish-Speaking Detective (uncredited) Spanish-Speaking Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Freddie - Bureau of Records and Identification (uncredited) Freddie - Bureau of Records and Identification (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Garrett
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Goodman
Punchy - Suspect (uncredited) Punchy - Suspect (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tim Graham
Uniformed Sergeant (uncredited) Uniformed Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Suspect (uncredited) Suspect (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reed Hadley
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited) Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas Browne Henry
Dunning (uncredited) Dunning (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Hobbes
Milkman (uncredited) Milkman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Hunter
Miss Smith - Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited) Miss Smith - Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Felice Ingersoll
Records Clerk (uncredited) Records Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Jochim
Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited) Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stan Johnson
Artist (uncredited) Artist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Kane
Mrs. Rawlins (uncredited) Mrs. Rawlins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Kelly
Young Hoodlum - Redhead (uncredited) Young Hoodlum - Redhead (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Mailman (uncredited) Mailman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Lang
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyle Latell
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rory Mallinson
Detective with Harry (uncredited) Detective with Harry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doyle Manor
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Mason
Mailman (uncredited) Mailman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Mauch
Young Hoodlum - Handsome (uncredited) Young Hoodlum - Handsome (uncredited)   See fewer
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John McGuire
Officer Robert Rawlins (uncredited) Officer Robert Rawlins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Meredith
Hollywood Police Official (uncredited) Hollywood Police Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carlotta Monti
Miss Montavio - Liquor Store Customer (uncredited) Miss Montavio - Liquor Store Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Negley
Lt. Greeson (uncredited) Lt. Greeson (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Nolan
Harry - Detective (uncredited) Harry - Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Parrish
Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited) Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Pendleton
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Perri
Young Hoodlum (uncredited) Young Hoodlum (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Robinson
Mrs. Johnson - Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited) Mrs. Johnson - Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Scardon
Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited) Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Seymour
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Spainard
Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited) Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Stephens
Receptionist (uncredited) Receptionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bernie Suss
Business Suspect (uncredited) Business Suspect (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Tobey
Detective Questioning Pete (uncredited) Detective Questioning Pete (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Vernon
Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harlan Warde
Police Operator 27 (uncredited) Police Operator 27 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Ware
Reeves' Secretary (uncredited) Reeves' Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert B. Williams
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Prison Inmate (uncredited) Prison Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marty Wynn
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 4,310 votes