Thieves' Highway


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.

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  1. A.I. Bezzerides

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Jules Dassin


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  1. Richard Conte

    Richard Conte

    Nick Garcos

  2. Valentina Cortese

    Valentina Cortese


  3. Lee J. Cobb

    Lee J. Cobb

    Mike Figlia

  4. Barbara Lawrence

    Barbara Lawrence

    Polly Faber

  5. Jack Oakie

    Jack Oakie


  6. Millard Mitchell

    Millard Mitchell

    Ed Kinney

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

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  • October 10, 1949



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A review by John Chard

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.

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