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He Walked by Night (1948) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Anthony Mann and Alfred L. Werker and produced by Robert Kane and Bryan Foy.

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Richard Basehart and Scott Brady star in “He Walked by Night”

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 2, 2024 From Classic Movie Man

Richard Basehart and Scott Brady star in “He Walked by Night” He Walked by Night (1948) is an American film noir directed by Alfred L. Werker and an uncredited Anthony Mann. The film stars Richard Basehart and Scott Brady. Others in the cast include Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell, James ... Read full article


He Walked By Night (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 3, 2022 From 4 Star Films

He Walked by Night is akin to T-Men or Border Incident in its pervasive use of “Voice of God” narration. Today, all of this feels blase and staid like newsreel footage without much substance. Over time, the voice feels a bit like a pesky mosquito not so much in tone or frequency but simp... Read full article


Richard Basehart in He Walked By Night (1948) – Noir’s most impenetrable psychopath

By Carol Martinheira on Nov 10, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Richard Basehart in He Walked By Night (1948) – Noir’s most impenetrable psychopath On November 10, 2018November 10, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Despite its sensational title, He Walked by Night (1948, dir. Alfred L.?Werker, Anthony Mann) is not one of th... Read full article


He Walked By Night…

By Carol Martinheira on Aug 20, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

He Walked By Night… On August 20, 2018August 20, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the most under-appreciated?villains (anti-hero?) in noir, Richard Basehart in He Walked By Night (1948). More on that in Noirvember. Advertisements ... Read full article


Film Noir Review: He Walked by Night (1948)

By Danilo Castro on Oct 9, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“Police work is not all glamour and excitement and glory. There are days and days of routine, of tedious probing, of tireless searching.” Rarely have a director and cinematographer worked as succinctly as Anthony Mann and John Alton. During the late 1940s, they collaborated on a series o... Read full article


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Part of the film was directed (uncredited) by Anthony Mann.
This film served as something of a template for "Dragnet," which debuted on radio the following year, right down to the "this is the city" style opening narration, and the fact that a disclaimer appears at the beginning informing the audience that the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Technical advisor for the film was Sgt. Marty Wynn of the Los Angeles Police Dept. During the course of shooting he fell into conversation with Jack Webb, then the star of radio's "Jeff Regan, Private Investigator", who had a small part in the film. Wynn suggested that Webb do a radio series based on actual police files. Thus was born the idea for "Dragnet," which debuted on NBC radio about four months after this film was released.
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