PG certificateThey Live By Night is a Film programme that first aired in 1949 and has been classified a PG certificate.

They Live By Night is a 4 star programme

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They Live By Night (1949)

Directed by
Nicholas Ray

Dark interpretation of 'Thieves like Us', combining gangster-led film noir with a touching love story. A naive young man is hired by two callous criminals to help them in a bank raid, but he is injured and is taken to a hideout to recover. He falls in love with the young woman who nurses him back to health, but the forces of law and order threaten their hopes of romantic bliss. Nicholas Ray's directorial debut.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1949

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White


Cathy O'Donnell...Catherine 'Keechie' Mobley
Farley Granger...Arthur 'Bowie' Bowers
Image for Howard Da SilvaHoward Da Silva...Chicamaw 'One-Eye' Mobley
Jay C. Flippen...Henry 'T-Dub' Mansfield
Helen Craig...Mattie Mansfield
Will Wright...Mobley
Marie Bryant...Nightclub Singer
Ian Wolfe...Wedding Chapel Proprietor
William Phipps...Young Farmer
Harry Harvey...Hagenheimer Banker