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Thieves' Highway Overview:

Thieves' Highway (1949) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Jules Dassin and produced by Robert Bassler and Darryl F. Zanuck.

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Nico 'Nick' Garcos: Hey, do you like apples?
Rica: Everybody likes apples, except doctors.
Nico 'Nick' Garcos: Do you know what it takes to get an apple so you can sink your beautiful teeth in it? You gotta stuff rags up tailpipes, farmers gotta get gypped, you jack up trucks with the back of your neck, universals conk out...
Rica: I don't know what are you talking about, but I have a new respect for apples.


Nico 'Nick' Garcos: Soft hands.
Rica: Sharp nails.


Rica: [knowingly, after getting out of the shower, and hearing that Polly has walked out on Nick] Aren't women wonderful?


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Lee J. Cobb (Mike Figlia) and Morris Carnovsky (Yanko Garcos) were both members of the famous Group Theater (1931-1940) and appeared together in the original Broadway production of Odets' "Golden Boy," Carnovsky played the father of the boxer. When the play was filmed with William Holden in his debut role, Cobb played the father.
According to director Jules Dassin, Jack Oakie was completely deaf by the time of this film. "He caused absolutely no delays," Dassin said.
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Also directed by Jules Dassin




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Also produced by Robert Bassler




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Also released in 1949




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