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155 Ratings

He Walked by Night

United States, 1948
Crime, Film noir, Thriller


A semi-documentary crime film loosely based on the real life story of a former police department employee and WW2 veteran who goes on a crime spree.

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He Walked by Night Directed by Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann

Critics reviews

It strips the police procedural to the bone. There are no backstories or love interests, just the case at hand, rigorously filmed by director of photography John Alton and directors Alfred Werker and Anthony Mann. Inspired by the 1946 crime spree of former Army Lieutenant Erwin Walker, the movie is obsessed with process, of both the cops and the killer.
March 14, 2017
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