They drive by night

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual DVD THEY Drive
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Call Number  DVD THEY Drive
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD They
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD
Call Number  DVD They
They just don't make 'em like They Drive By Night anymore. This slam-bang Warner Bros. attraction stars George Raft and Humphrey Bogart as Joe and Paul Fabrini, owners of a small but scrappy trucking firm. The film deftly combines comedy with thrills for the first half-hour or so, as the Fabrini boys battle crooked distributors and unscrupulous rivals while establishing their transport company. Things take a potentially tragic turn when the overworked Paul Fabrini falls asleep at the wheel and cracks up, losing an arm in the accident. He's pretty bitter for a while, but, with the help of his loving wife, Pearl (Gale Page), Paul eventually snaps out of his self-pity and goes to work as a dispatcher for the Fabrinis' company. Meanwhile, Joe's on-and-off romance with wisecracking waitress Cassie Hartley (Ann Sheridan) is threatened by the presence of seductive Lana Carlsen (Ida Lupino), the wife of glad-handing trucking executive Ed Carlsen (Alan Hale). At this point, the film metamorphoses into a remake of the 1935 Paul Muni-Bette Davis vehicle Bordertown. Desperately in love with Joe, Lana murders her husband, making it look like an accident, then offers Joe half-interest in Carlsen's organization. Joe accepts the offer, but spurns Lana's romantic overtures, whereupon the scheming vixen accuses Joe of plotting Carlsen's murder. Thus, the stage is set for a spectacular courtroom finale, completely dominated by a demented Lana, whose "mad scene" rivals those of Ophelia and Lucia di Lammermoor. In addition to the full-blooded performances by the stars and the virile direction by Raoul Walsh, They Drive By Night benefits immeasurably from the nonstop brilliant dialogue by Jerry Wald and Richard Macaulay -- especially in an early lunch-counter scene between Ann Sheridan and George Raft, generously seasoned with hilarious double- and single-entendres. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Series Greatest classic legends film collection.
Subjects Truck drivers -- California -- Drama.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video :2012
Turner Entertainment Co.,
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Long haul.
Contributors Wald, Jerry, 1911-1962, screenwriter.
Macaulay, Richard, 1909-1969, screenwriter.
Walsh, Raoul, 1887-1980, director.
Raft, George, actor.
Sheridan, Ann, 1915-1967, actor.
Lupino, Ida, 1918-1995, actor.
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957, actor.
Page, Gale, actor.
Hale, Alan, 1892-1950, actor.
Karns, Roscoe, 1893-1970, actor.
Bezzerides, A. I. (Albert Isaac), 1908-2007. Long haul.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Turner Entertainment Co., publisher.
Participants/Performers George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Alan Hale, Roscoe Karns.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Based on the novel by A.I. Bezzerides.
Also issued as part of a 4-DVD set.
Special features: includes featurette "Divided highway: the story of They drive by night"; musical short "Swingtime in the Movies"; theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD; region 1; standard version; dual-layer format; Dolby digital mono.
Description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0790783061
0780692721 (set)
9780780692725 (set)
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