Thieves’ Highway

WWII vet Nick Garcos (Richard Conte) returns to San Francisco, intending to go into the apple business with his father. But when he discovers that his old man lost his legs in a trucking accident, Nick is forced to partner up with Ed (Millard Mitchell). Following another accident, however, Nick senses something amiss and that Mike Figlia (Lee J. Cobb), a produce dealer with a heart of stone, might just know what’s going on. Shot on location on San Francisco’s embarcadero, Dassin’s masterful direction makes Thieves’ Highway one of the most critically lauded, yet under-seen noirs of the 1950s.

Appears in: A Little Noir

Genres: Film Noir, Noir