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They Live By Night
- The Criterion Collection
Bowie (Granger) escapes from prison with bank robbers Chicamaw (DaSilva) and T-Dub (Flippen). Bowie was unfairly convicted of murder. The three plan to rob a bank. Bowie needs the money to hire a lawyer to prove he is innocent. Bowie, injured in an auto accident, finds refuge with the daughter of the owner of a gas station, Keechie (O'Donnell). They fall in love with each other, flee and plan to live an honest life.
On the run, they get married and Keechie gets pregnant. But then Chicamaw and T-Dub return and demand that Bowie come with them for one more job. Bowie is forced to accept but the heist goes wrong: T-Dub ends up dead and Bowie, after a violent argument in the getaway car, leaves Chicamaw stranded. Bowie soon finds that he is unable to escape being hunted by the law and meets a tragic end.
Video-Black and White Audio-mono Language-English Video Aspect- full screen
|They Live by Night|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Nicholas Ray|
|Produced by||John Houseman|
|Screenplay by||Charles Schnee
|Based on||Thieves Like Us
by Edward Anderson
Howard Da Silva
|Music by||Leigh Harline|
|Cinematography||George E. Diskant|
|Edited by||Sherman Todd|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|