Thieves' Highway

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Released 1949

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Thieves' Highway

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Director:
Jules Dassin
Released:
1949
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Thieves' Highway is a coming of age film starring Richard Conte and directed by Jules Dassin, based on the novel "Thieves' Market" by A.I. Bezzerides. When Nico Garcos (Conte) arrives home from his trucking job, he finds his foreign-born father to be disabled. Nico vows to exact revenge when he learns that Mike Figlia (Lee J. Cobb) is the crooked produce dealer who made his father disabled. Nico then organizes a trip to San Francisco to sell apples as a guise for hunting down Figlia. When he arrives in the city, he employs the help of some street people and eventually is able to defend his family's honor and return home to marry his longtime girlfriend, Polly (Barbara Lawrence). Shot on location in San Francisco, the film used many of the locals for extras in the produce market. Also starring Valentina Cortese, Jack Oakie, Milard Mitchell, Joseph Pevney, and Morris Carnovsky, Thieves' Highway was well received by critics when it was released in 1949.moreless
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    Crime, Thrillers, Film Noir, Classics