They Live by Night
Director: Nicholas Ray Run Time: 95 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1948
Starring: Cathy O’Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen
Wrongly convicted for murder as a teen, “Bowie” Bowers (Farley Granger) breaks out of prison with two other criminals, Chickamaw (Howard da Silva) and T-Dub (Jay C. Flippen). While hiding out, Bowie meets Chickamaw’s niece, Keechie (Cathy O’Donnell), and they bond. Wanting to clear his name, Bowie decides to participate in a robbery with the others, so he can afford a lawyer. As he gets drawn further into crime, Bowie contemplates running away with Keechie and starting over.