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« : July 25, 2019, 11:21:10 PM »

Thieves' Highway (1949)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041958/

plot synopsis and cast, courtesy of IMDB

A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.

Richard Conte    ...    Nick Garcos
Valentina Cortese    ...    Rica (as Valentina Cortesa)
Lee J. Cobb    ...    Mike Figlia
Barbara Lawrence    ...    Polly Faber
Jack Oakie    ...    Slob
Millard Mitchell    ...    Ed Kinney
Joseph Pevney    ...    Pete
Morris Carnovsky    ...    Yanko Garcos
Tamara Shayne    ...    Parthena Garcos
Kasia Orzazewski    ...    Mrs. Polansky, the Apple Farmer's Wife
Norbert Schiller    ...    Mr. Polansky, the Apple Farmer
Hope Emerson    ...    Midge, a buyer



past posts from Film Noir Discussion Thread

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1822.msg127149#msg127149

titoli: Thieves Market - Interesting and unusual plot. The main dish of the movie is sexy Valentina Cortese, in spite of her terrible hair-do which cannot hide her being miscast: in spite of that, no surprise Conte (very good in this movie) leaves insipid Barbara Lawrence for her. Cobb does his homework. 7\10

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http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1822.msg127162#msg127162

dave jenkins: I think the U.S. title is Thieves Highway. I dislike Valentina Cortese (Mrs. Richard Baseheart at one point) and am more than a little annoyed that Barbara Lawrence was given such an unsympathetic part. Even with the awful personality transplant, I'd still take Barbara over Valentina any evening.

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http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1822.msg127180#msg127180

titoli: Yeah, but it's the night I was referring to.

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http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1822.msg135986#msg135986


cigar joe: Thieves Highway 1949 dir. by Jules Dassin with Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell , Joseph Pevney, and Ed Kinney, an excellent noir about the fruit market  business in California, with Richard Conte actually playing the good guy for once, wasn't quite convinced about Cortese playing a hooker or Cobb an Italian, lol, but a very nice Criterion release 8/10.



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« #1 : July 25, 2019, 11:22:32 PM »

Eddie Muller's intro at the 2012 Seattle Noir City Festival in 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsi_uc_xvXE


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« #2 : August 02, 2019, 11:52:26 AM »

Eddie Muller's intro on Noir Alley https://youtu.be/v9R3zkwM2Fs

Eddie Muller's outro on Noir Alley https://youtu.be/cg4bQUHYvfA


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