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They Live By Night

They Live By Night

They Live By Night

1948 / 95min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: NICHOLAS RAY

CAST: FARLEY GRANGER, CATHY O'DONNELL

Nicolas Ray’s first film is perhaps his most far-reaching. Visually, it shows Ray’s impressionistic approach to filmmaking early in his career. I think there is a certain freedom to this movie, which most likely wouldn’t have lived up to the confines of Hollywood expectations. Ironically, Ray was eventually one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood. Perhaps that’s why They Live by Night was so obscured from film history books. - Steve Gunn

Screening as a part of Steve Gunn's Dream Double Feature