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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: Soft hands.
Rica: Sharp nails.


Mike Figlia: Everything happens to me. The whole street, he's gotta break down in front of my place.
Charles, dock henchman: Tough luck.
Mike Figlia: I'm the original tough luck kid.


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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According to director Jules Dassin, Jack Oakie was completely deaf by the time of this film. "He caused absolutely no delays," Dassin said.
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.
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Also directed by Jules Dassin




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Also released in 1949




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