“They Drive By Night” tells the story of two brothers and two women. It’s a story about truck drivers, the men who hire them, the men who work for them, and the women that love them. It’s a story about loss, gain, love and hate. It’s so many different stories and themes that it’s difficult to pin the film down, but it all hangs together thanks to the excellent directing by Raoul Walsh, the screenwriting of Jerry Wald and Richard Macaulay and of course the outstanding acting of George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Hale and many more. The entire cast is top notch. As the one sheet poster declares “NO PICTURE IN 1940 WILL HAVE BIGGER THRILLS”.
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IMDB page for "They Drive By Night"