They live by night / an RKO Radio picture ; RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; a Dore Schary presentation ; screen play by Charles Schnee ; adaptation by Nicholas Ray ; produced by John Houseman ; directed by Nicholas Ray.

DVD special edition.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Criterion collection ; 880.
The Criterion collection ; 880
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : illustrations ; 19 cm).
4 3/4 in. stamping
Fugitives from justice -- Drama.
Escaped prisoners -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Prisons -- Mississippi -- Drama.
Ex-convicts -- Mississippi -- Drama.
Mississippi -- Drama.
Crime -- Drama.
Anderson, Edward, 1905-1969 -- Film adaptations.
Anderson, Edward, 1905-1969
Escaped prisoners.
Fugitives from justice.
Man-woman relationships
Crime films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Film noir.
Romance films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Film noir.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Crime films.
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films -- United States.
In English; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0
full screen (1.33:1)
video file DVD video region 1
"Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical, dark love story, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America's outcasts and underdogs. When the wide-eyed fugitive Bowie (Farley Granger), having broken out of prison with some bank robbers, meets the innocent Keechie (Cathy O'Donnell), each recognizes something in the other that no one else ever has. The young lovers envision a new, decent life together, but as they flee the cops and contend with Bowie's fellow outlaws, who aren't about to let him go straight, they realize there's nowhere left to run. Ray brought an outsider's sensibility honed in the theater to this debut, using revolutionary camera techniques and naturalistic performances to craft a profoundly romantic crime drama that paved the way for decades of lovers-on-the-run thrillers to come"--Container.
Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard da Silva, Jay C. Flippen, Helen Craig, Will Wright, Marie Bryant, Ian Wolfe, William Phipps, Harry Harvey.
Director of photography, George E. Diskant ; film editor, Sherman Todd ; art directors, Albert S. D'Agostino, Al Herman ; music, Leigh Harline.
Title from screen.
From the novel "Thieves like us" by Edward Anderson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Special features: Audio commentary from 2007 featuring film historian Eddie Muller and actor Farley Granger; New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith; Short piece from 2007 with critic Molly Haskell, filmmakers Christopher Coppola and Oliver Stone, and film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; Illustrated audio excerpts from a 1956 interview with producer John Houseman. Container insert includes an essay "Dream Journey" by film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz.
Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979, film director, screenwriter.
Houseman, John, 1902-1988, film producer.
Schary, Dore, presenter.
Schnee, Charles, 1916-1962, screenwriter.
Diskant, George E., 1907-1965, director of photography.
Harline, Leigh, composer (expression)
Todd, Sherman, editor of moving image work.
D'Agostino, Albert, 1893-1970, art director.
Herman, Al, 1889-1973, art director.
O'Donnell, Cathy, 1925-1970, actor.
Granger, Farley, actor.
Da Silva, Howard, 1909-1986, actor.
Flippen, Jay C., 1899-1971, actor.
Craig, Helen, 1912-1986, actor.
Wright, Will, 1891-1962, actor.
Bryant, Marie, actor.
Wolfe, Ian, 1896-1992, actor.
Phipps, William, 1922- actor.
Harvey, Harry, 1929-1978, actor.
Muller, Eddie, commentator.
RKO Radio Pictures, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Container of: They live by night (Motion picture)
Publisher Number:
CC2773D The Criterion Collection
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