Thieves’ Highway

Thieves ' Highway vividly depicts the high-stakes world of "the boys long way," who moves at night to deliver their products to the markets of the cities of America. Richard Conte as an American veteran nick Garcos, a rookie driver, forced to work for the man responsible for harming his father — the market operator Mike Figlia. But when Figlia listens to his plan, Nick finds himself in a network of betrayal and grief.

  • Jules Dassin

Release Date: 1949-10-10
IMDb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: Greek | English | Italian
Tobey Tolmann
13 February 2014 | 02:42

Membership brings a combination of ordinary pastoral and Oriental exotics — plank walls and linen, hung lowly in the yard string, immediately returned from foreign parts the young man lays in front of his parents and fiancée of overseas Goodies. Lamp from India, items from China, Japan, Africa, Melanesian Islands, Mandarin Slippers. Earrings, what are dancers with Java... but this euphoria not for long, because soon in narrative wedged moments, which seem to be common in Indian movie revenge, well as "Revenge and the law". Returning son is not immediately notice that his father had lost his legs, but really noticing, firmly decides to take revenge...

"My truck was loaded with tomatoes... They were first season."

And revenge will surely come to pass, but in this case it will have to wait a little... because so way, calmly, skillfully, it is rarely portrayed. And no matter how to be indignant revenge, with all sorts of primness and decorum, this is not want hero even close to over her reproach. Of course, for decency then inserted the sublime sayings of the police, which, they say, have nothing to Lynch, but it looks not too well soon as a tribute to the Hays code. As a frame means that if the police were more responsible attitude to their duties, not would need to take the law in their own hands.

To be honest, not so often in time and was working quite efficiently, met such a strong everyday life, such colorful and textured characters. Human greed, selfishness, deceit, foul presented here is extremely harsh, but and the most worthy quality does not lag behind. Friendship, relationship, personal life — all included the extraordinary sympathy and sincerity.

- You like girls?
- Why did. I always dreamed younger sister, with braids here here...

Whatever say, piquancy wormed too — curious as to how the Hays code belonged to the girls nails scratching the bare chested men? And beauty — it's amazing how attractive can look diligently at the limit working, emaciated guy in sweat-drenched shirt. Cool plot twists, slow performance, dangerous, long hours of journey in the truck. And let often here it is creepy but simultaneously so great that such a narrative is able to twist round juicy ripe apples "Golden delicious"!

Katerina Zoeller
02 May 2010 | 11:19

Four mower greens as a reason to take revenge on the bastard who beat his father, certainly, would be amiss, especially if you have been selected at relish on the courage, just do not a slap in the face objectionable, but hurt too this objectionable gone too far and began to behave inappropriately. To sell someone else's product as a and appeared on the master to laugh in the Cam, say, you're a fool and is. And the main character, by the way, not fool nor the profane: the back war and experience in the most exotic countries. Yes  & cabriolet with apples were brought God knows where — would not be deprived of goods, bought for their own money and even more to lose legitimate prey.

And that don't take the bastard in the performance of Lee J. Cobb in pursuit of selected by the money and pride: Busty girl will send, and goons unleashed, and even the vulture will turn to that, however, does not new to him — that's just all in vain. To compete with those who came for revenge, you probably don't cost, but it's much face wanted to get. What well, the owner — sir.

"Thieves highway" was filmed for four years before the legendary "Fees for fear," with which often compared — actually addition to road scenes with the trucks racing on the edge, not nothing to do. Jules Dassin filmed Noir: fast as the bullet burns nettle, beautiful how God knows what. A single word: night scenes on the deserted highway, where you're the only bagel and the prospect of moving out in a ditch at the mercy of a comrade of Morpheus — lepota such that the eyes not to tear. The film may be not a model of the genre, but its definitely worth a look, at least for that the biography of the father of the famous Joe Dassin is not limited only to "Male showdowns" — rather they in the present picture, but I think you understand than I am.

And after the film unbearably wanted apples. Juicy and green.

Cherish Malanie
23 July 2016 | 12:23

This film is taken to praise and compare with later with cult status the work of Henri-Georges Clouzot's "wages of fear" (1953). But I have a "Thieves ' highway" so not called with delight, and to the middle of the story, I began to posetyat. So is: not turned out the same way, and one in not guilty.

The story begins in the intonations of film Noir: Nick Carso comes back from sea voyage home with gifts, but detects that during his father had been an invalid, and now he not to try brought son new shoes. Father services for the wheel of the truck and got into the accident but this business has set up dealers, not wanting to pay the driver for fruits. Nick undertakes to settle accounts with offenders, to return the truck and put the father's money. But the story makes a sharp turn: Nick he sits at the wheel of the truck and comes with transaction the delivery of the first deficient harvest of apples "Golden delicious" in San Francisco. And not to realize that now the moves: revenge or the desire to hit the jackpot.

In fact, Nick voluntarily merges with semi-criminal scheme of the fruit market in the big city. In her right is the one who is faster, smarter, bolder, has the right connections and experience. How you can see, the risk — not always a noble cause.

The father of singer Joe Dassin — Jules Dassin told the story, starting with bright colors of a Sunny day, gradually reaching the dark-gray tones of night highway. There are beautiful moments (rolling on the garden, apples), has a tense (the tyre). Not do without char femme fatale. But the atmosphere will be wrecked on the primitive history. Get Nick six-time profit apples it will be smaller — not so interesting for the outside observer the question.

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Who is the director of the movie Thieves’ Highway?
This tv-show was directed by Jules Dassin.
What is the genre of Thieves’ Highway?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Drama, Film-Noir, Best Film-Noir Movies.
Who starred in Thieves’ Highway?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie.
What is Thieves’ Highway IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.6.
When was Thieves’ Highway released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1949-10-10.