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Thieves' Highway

Nick Garcos (Richard Conte) comes back from his tour of duty in World War II planning to settle down with his girlfriend, Polly Faber (Barbara Lawrence). He learns, however, that his father was recently beaten and burglarized by mob-connected trucker Mike Figlia (Lee J. Cobb), and Nick resolves to get even. He partners with prostitute Rica (Valentina Cortese), and together they go after Mike, all the while getting pulled further into the local crime underworld.

Release Date

October 10, 1949

Running Time

94 minutes

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Richard Conte

Richard Conte

Valentina Cortese

Valentina Cortese

Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb

Barbara Lawrence

Barbara Lawrence


Director Jules Dassin

Screenplay A. I. Bezzerides

Producer Robert Bassler

Cinematography Norbert Brodine

Editing Nick DeMaggio

Music Alfred Newman

Distributor 20th Century Fox

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