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They Live by Night 1948 123movies

They Live by Night 1948 123movies

Cops or no cops I'm going through!Aug. 06, 194896 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Chickamaw, T-Dub and Bowie have just escaped from prison. While Chickamaw and T-Dub are hardened criminals – bank robbers – twenty-three year old Bowie, who has been in prison since he was sixteen, was wrongly convicted of murder. As he felt he was rotting behind bars, Bowie, when given this opportunity by his two older colleagues, believed his best path forward was to help Chickamaw and T-Dub in their upcoming heists, in a case of knowing there was a payback in they choosing him, to make enough money to hire a lawyer to clear his name of the murder conviction. The plan is to hide out with Chickamaw’s alcoholic brother, Mobley, until they have enough money to make other arrangements. Also with them is Mobley’s daughter, Keechie, who doesn’t much like her life with her father or that of her uncle. In their time together, Bowie and Keechie form a bond, both emotional and romantic, they who begin to dream of a life together where Bowie would not always have to look behind his back for the authorities to haul him away. Bowie escaping from the obligations to Chickamaw and T-Dub may not be as easy, which if he will be forever attached to them will factor into how much of a life he could have with Keechie.
Plot: An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.
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tender crime drama
Farley Granger plays Bowie, a young con who escapes from the pen with two hardened criminals, Chicamaw and T-Dub played respectively by Howard Da Silva and Jay C Flippen in They Live By Night, an aptly titled film if there ever was one. Da Silva and Flippen are both terrific here, as is Cathy O’Donnel as Keechie, Bowie’s equally young girlfriend. The movie revolves around the relationship between them and their efforts to get away from the life of crime that is always a few steps behind them and also to try living like normal people, during the day, instead of at night, like their criminal associates. This was Nicholas Ray’s first film as a director and it certainly was a worthy effort, as it has fine performances throughout, especially O’Donnels. As the film comes to a close, you can pretty well figure out the ending, but that doesn’t detract from its potency, as they are let down by one of their own, blackmailed it seems by the cops.
Review By: RanchoTuVu Rating: 9 Date: 2004-12-02
No Keechy Way Out
A beautiful yet bleak movie about doomed young love on the run. The debut directorial feature of Nicholas Ray, it starts with three escaped prisoners on the run, roughing up the driver of a car they’ve hijacked after robbing a bank, two of them are seasoned old pros, but the third is a fresh-faced youngster imprisoned for a murder committed when he was a teenager. Although grateful for their springing him, he is resistant to their future plans to continue a life of crime. When they turn up at a safe house peopled by an old alcoholic friend and his young daughter, she makes clear her distaste for the three escapees. Tomboyish, with her hair up and dressed in overalls, she softens to the fresh-faced lad as she nurses him through an injury he’s picked up on the road.

Soon they fall in love and decide to hit the road themselves, paying $20 dollars for a cut-price marriage but while they dream of carefree days ahead, in truth, they’re always looking over their shoulders, fearing his discovery by the authorities, but when he’s tracked down by his old cronies and forced into another bank job which goes wrong, his notoriety only increases and you just know his days are numbered.

Central to the film is the chemistry between its young stars Farley Granger and Cathy O’Donnell, as Bowie and Keechy, both completely natural in their roles. Production Code morality of the day ensures that Granger’s Bowie character is duly punished for his misdemeanours but all the way you’re rooting for the youngsters to somehow come through.

Starkly filmed by Ray, he ramps up the emotional tension as every time the couple find some solace and calm on their travels something happens to set them back. A last-ditch attempt to escape to Mexico only confirms Bowie’s hopelessness at his and Keechy’s prospects leaving just one final betrayal to seal his fate. Shot in atmospheric black and white with many imaginatively staged scenes alternating tenderness and fear, perhaps the most striking use of Ray’s cameras are the helicopter shots looking down on the fleeing characters even as their journeys will take all of them nowhere.

Watching the film, I was reminded of another earlier noir classic about ill-fated young love, Fritz Lang’s superb “You Only Live Once”. Both are dark, driven, doomy pieces, memorable and highly recommended, just don’t look for happy endings. Even the movies don’t all end that way.

Review By: Lejink Rating: 8 Date: 2019-01-22

Other Information:

Original Title They Live by Night
Release Date 1948-08-06
Release Year 1948

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Passed
Genre Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
Director Nicholas Ray
Writer Charles Schnee, Nicholas Ray, Edward Anderson
Actors Cathy O’Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 2,605 m (Netherlands), 2,625 m (USA) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

They Live by Night 1948 123movies
They Live by Night 1948 123movies
They Live by Night 1948 123movies
They Live by Night 1948 123movies
Original title They Live by Night
TMDb Rating 6.7 106 votes

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