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Status: Released

Runtime: 94

Budget: -

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Languages: it, en

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  • 1950-12-19

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  • Gefahr in Frisco
Content Score: 100

6.2/10 (5 votes)


War-veteran truck driver "Nick" Garcos (Conte) arrives at home to find his father, a farmer, crippled. He learns that his father was crippled at the hands of an amoral produce dealer in San Francisco, Mike Figlia (Cobb). Garcos vows revenge.


You Need a Friend, Strong Man, - And I'm Friendly!


Director: Jules Dassin

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Richard Conte

Richard Conte
as Nick Garcos

Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb
as Mike Figlia

Barbara Lawrence

Barbara Lawrence
as Polly Faber

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A review by John Chard

Everyone likes apples - Except doctors.

Thieves' Highway is directed by Jules Dassin and adapted to screenplay by A. I. Bezzerides from his own novel Thieves' Market. It stars Richard Conte, Valentine Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie and Millard Mitchell. Music is by Alfred Newman and cinematography by Norbert Brodine.

A war-veteran returns to the family home to find his father has been left wheelchair bound by a amoral produce dealer in San Francisco. Swearing revenge he sets himself up as a truck driver and heads off to Frisco with a truck load of Golden Delicious appl... read the rest.