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They Drive by Night (1940) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Mark Hellinger.

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“They Drive By Night” to screen at PianoForte February 24

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 5, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

“They Drive By Night” to screen at PianoForte February 24 They Drive By Night (1940) starring George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Humphrey Bogart will screen February 24 at PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor. Admission is $5. Alan Hale, Ida Lupino, and George Raft... Read full article


They Drive By Night (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 28, 2015 From 4 Star Films

This is a surprisingly nice little film-noir that follows two brothers (George Raft and Humphrey Bogart) who?make their meager living transporting loads of produce by night on a big rig. Despite the seemingly mundane topic, They Drive by Night has some juicy bits of drama as the brothers struggle to... Read full article


They Drive By Night (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 28, 2015 From 4 Star Films

This is a surprisingly nice little film-noir that follows two brothers (George Raft and Humphrey Bogart) who?make their meager living transporting loads of produce by night on a big rig. Despite the seemingly mundane topic, They Drive by Night has some juicy bits of drama as the brothers struggle to... Read full article


They Drive by Night (1940) (3)

By Beatrice on Apr 7, 2014 From Flickers in Time

They Drive by Night? Directed by Raoul Walsh Screenplay by Jerry Wald and Richard Macaulay from a novel by A.I. Bezzerides 1940/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental Cassie Hartley: It saves a lot of time. I enjoyed this for its razor-sharp dialogue and outstanding cast, though I thought i... Read full article


They Drive By Night – 1940

By Bogart Fan on Nov 24, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —Some Decent Melodrama—? Bogie Film Fix: ?out of 5 Bogies! Director: ?Raoul Walsh The Lowdown The Fabrini brothers (George Raft and Humphrey Bogart) do their best to maintain a living as long distance truckers despite the constant threats of dangerous roads, sleep deprivation, ... Read full article


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Cassie Hartley: You're a nice guy. But you've got to remember that nice guys always leave when ladies ask them to.
Joe Fabrini: That nice, I ain't.


Joe Fabrini: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Cassie Hartley: It saves a lot of time.


Paul Fabrini: You know, when I was riding that truck, I used to think I'd never get enough of staying home. I've got enough all right.


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The wife of producer Mark Hellinger, Gladys Glad, a former showgirl for Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., was responsible for getting this film made. Hellinger had brought home a large stack of scripts that he was to read for filming consideration. Hellinger had leafed through the script and read the summary, but felt that "nobody would pay money to see a bunch of truck drivers". His wife read this script, liked it, and pressured Hellinger to read it. Reluctantly, he did, the film eventually got made and became the sleeper hit of the year for Warners. It was made for an estimated $400,000 and grossed more than $4,000,000. (Source: Book "The Mark Hellinger Story" by Jim Bishop, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1952)
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJune 2, 1941 with George Raft reprising his film role.
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