They Drive By Night

47
George Raft and Humphrey Bogart share a driving ambition in They Drive by Night, a feisty tale of brothers trying to make a go of their independent trucking enterprise. Ann Sheridan plays a truck-stop waitress who can dish both the daily special and the patter. read more
Available to stream, rent, or purchase on:

George Raft and Humphrey Bogart share a driving ambition in They Drive by Night, a feisty tale of brothers trying to make a go of their independent trucking enterprise. Ann Sheridan plays a truck-stop waitress who can dish both the daily special and the patter. And Ida Lupino is the headstrong executive who mixes business and romance with murder. With Bogart again riding shotgun en route to leading-man stardom (a stature he would achieve the following year) and Raft handling the wheel in one of his best roles of the decade, this fine example of Warner Bros. social-conscience filmmaking (directed by Raoul Walsh) proved a sturdy vehicle for both actors. The movie proved even more fortuitous for Lupino. Her courtoom scene of babbling derangement made her a celebrated overnight sensation that resulted in a seven-year studio contract for her.

Original Release

08/03/1940

Links

Cast

George Raft Joe Fabrini
Humphrey Bogart Paul Fabrini
Ann Sheridan Cassie Hartley
Ida Lupino Lana Carlsen
Alan Hale Ed Carlsen
Gale Page Pearl Fabrini
Roscoe Karns Irish McGurn
John Litel Harry McNamara
George Tobias George Rondolos
George Lloyd Barney
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Raoul Walsh

Writers

Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, A.I. Bezzerides

Cast

George Raft Joe Fabrini
Humphrey Bogart Paul Fabrini
Ann Sheridan Cassie Hartley
Ida Lupino Lana Carlsen
Alan Hale Ed Carlsen
Gale Page Pearl Fabrini
Roscoe Karns Irish McGurn
John Litel Harry McNamara
George Tobias George Rondolos
George Lloyd Barney
William Bendix Truck driver watching pinball game
Eddie Acuff Driver in Cafe
Marie Blake Waitress
Chet Brandenburg Man Griping at Farnsworth
Eddy Chandler Driver
Richard Clayton Young Man
Joyce Compton Sue Carter
Alan Davis Driver
Joe Devlin Fatso - Driver
Demetris Emanuel Waiter

Producers

Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Mark Hellinger Producer

Editors

Thomas Richards

Ouch! Looks like something broke. Try reloading this page. 🗙