Nick Garcos comes back from his tour of duty in World War II planning to settle down with his girlfriend, Polly Faber. He learns, however, that his father was recently beaten and burglarized by mob-connected trucker Mike Figlia, and Nick resolves to get even. He partners with prostitute Rica, and together they go after Mike, all the while getting pulled further into the local crime underworld.

  1. A.I. Bezzerides

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Jules Dassin


Top Billed Cast

  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


Full Cast & Crew

Thieves' Highway
Thieves' Highway



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 10, 1949


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue -



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