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Thieves' highway

Call Number



Special ed.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Richard Conte, Valentina Cortesa, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell, Joseph Pevney, Morris Carnovsky, Tamara Shayne, Kasia Orzazewski, Norbert Schiller, Hope Emerson.

Publication Information

Criterion Collection,

Physical Description

1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (ill. ; 19 cm.)


Not rated.


This film vividly depicts the perilous world of "long-haul boys," who drive by night to bring their goods to the markets of America's cities. Ex-G.I. Nick Garcos is a tyro trucker bent on satisfaction from the man responsible for crippling his father--ruthless market operator Mike Figlia. But when Figlia gets wise to his plan, Nick finds himself in a web of treachery and heartbreak.


Based on the novel "Thieves' market" by A.I. Bezzerides.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.

Special features: audio commentary by Alain Silver ; video interview with Jules Dassin ; trailer for The long haul of A.I. Bezzerides (2004), a documentary on the author of the screenplay and the novel on which it was based ; original theatrical trailer.

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