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  • THIEVES’ HIGHWAY
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THIEVES’ HIGHWAY & THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT

Tuesday, August 29

THIEVES’ HIGHWAY
12:30   4:20   8:10

THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT
2:25   6:15   10:05

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

THIEVES’ HIGHWAY

Directed by Jules Dassin
Starring Richard Conte & Lee J. Cobb

(1949) An asphalt On the Waterfront, as ex-G.I. Richard Conte finds the apple-trucking biz ain’t all applesauce, especially when up against racket kingpin Lee J. Cobb. Screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides, from his own novel. DCP. Approx. 94 min.
12:30, 4:20, 8:10

“You will never be able to eat an apple again without calling up visions of trickery, mayhem, vandalism, and violent death.”
– The New York Times

THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT

Directed by Raoul Walsh
Starring George Raft, Humphrey Bogart & Ann Sheridan

(1940) 35mm. Approx. 93 min.
2:25, 6:15, 10:05

“Begins as a fast, growly proletarian drama of an independent trucker fighting to build his business, but breaks midway and becomes a high bourgeois melodrama about an ambitious woman on trial for killing her husband... The same obsessional intensity that makes Raft an admirable figure in the first half is seen in the second, applied to Lupino, as something psychotic.”
– Dave Kehr, The Chicago Reader

“As Mr. Raft modestly remarks of his breed, ‘We're tougher than any truck ever come off an assembly line.’ That goes for the picture, too.”
– Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

“The pugnacity of Walsh’s comic direction infuses turbulently free enterprise with tragedy.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker