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Roy Morgan (Richard Basehart) is a burglar who listens in to radio police calls, allowing him to stay one step ahead of the cops. After Morgan kills a police officer, Sergeants Brennan (Scott Brady) and Jones (James Cardwell) have little success in putting the clues of the case together. But when Jones is wounded in a shoot-out with Morgan, Brennan employs all facets of detective work, including forensics and informants, to find the elusive and clever criminal.

Cast & Crew

Richard Basehart
Roy Martin, Roy Morgan
Scott Brady
Sgt. Marty Brennan
Roy Roberts
Capt. Breen
Whit Bissell
Paul Reeves
James Cardwell
Sgt. Chuck Jones
Robert Bice
Detective with Capt. Breen (uncredited)
Reed Hadley
Narrator (uncredited)
John McGuire
Officer Robert Rawlins (uncredited)
Lyle Latell
Sergeant (uncredited)
Bryan Foy
Producer
John Alton
Cinematographer
Howard W. Koch
Assistant Director
James T. Vaughn
Production Supervisor
Joe Stinton
Makeup Artist
Armor Marlowe
Set Decoration
Edward L. Ilou
Art Direction
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Critic Reviews for He Walked by Night

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Audience Reviews for He Walked by Night

  • May 18, 2017
    Film Noir lovers will find lots to appreciate in this overlooked gem. The cinematography is especially good and worthy of your viewing if you are a fan of the genre. The story holds together well, although the voiceover narration is annoying and unnecessary. If you're a fan of Dragnet, you'll like spotting Jack Webb in the film. In fact, this picture was the inspiration for that TV classic.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2010
    Sort of an interesting story, but the movie feels very average, and the cast has no real stars.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2008
    decent documentary style noir with annoying voiceover narration. ends with a cool chase through the sewers of l.a. pre-dragnet jack webb looks goofy.
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2007
    I saw this a few years ago, but remember not being too impressed. It seemed like a precursor to today's CSI bombardment and even before that, Dragnet. And I'm sure this is no coincidence seeing as how it starred an oddly young Jack Webb. The direction was great, as was the final chase but I don't even need to see it again.
    Michael G Super Reviewer

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