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Thieves' Highway (1949)

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A powerful drama set in California in which a seaman gets a job with a trucking company that is under the thumb of the Mob, but he has his own reasons for getting involved, the foremost being revenge.

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Cast

Richard Conte
as Nick Garcos
Morris Carnovsky
as Yanko Garcos
Tamara Shayne
as Parthena Garcos
Kasia Orzazewski
as Mrs. Polansky
Hope Emerson
as Midgren
George Tyne
as Charles
Percy Helton
as Proprietor
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Faber
Al Eben
as Newman
Joe Haworth
as Inspector
Dick Wessel
as Cab Driver
Robert Bice
as Announcer
Roy Damron
as Motor Policeman
Ted Jordan
as State Highway Policeman
John Merton
as State Highway Policeman
Robert Foulk
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Thieves' Highway

All Critics (6)

A savage attack on American comfort.

September 20, 2007 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
Antagony & Ecstasy

Jules Dassin's amazing Thieves' Highway (1949), which delves into the cutthroat world of fruit vendors, is a little-known classic.

November 25, 2006 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

Takes a sour bite out of the next apple you'll eat as it tells about the corruption of the California produce business.

February 22, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

functions equally well as revenge drama, moral fable, and no-holds-barred condemnation of dog-eat-dog capitalism

February 20, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
Filmcritic.com

Dassin's film emerges as a rather searing, wide-reaching indictment of the necessary evils of doing business in the United States

February 19, 2005 | Rating: 79/100 | Full Review…
MovieMartyr.com

Dassin swathes Thieves' Highway's long-haul boys in claustrophobic compositions and menacing darkness.

February 19, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Thieves' Highway

A thrilling revenge film noir about truckers. I loved it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Good old fashioned drama that gets better as it goes along. Well directed and acted but similar to the superior They Drive by Night.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Excellent pink noir, save the tacky tacked- on ending. "Aren't women wonderful?"

Bob Stinson
Bob Stinson

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