Thieves Highway (1949)
14" x 36" (35.5 x 91.5cm)
POSTER CONDITION & GRADING
Good to Very Good. Original folds but poster has been carefully stored flat for a long time. A few border tears repaired from reverse with conservation grade white tape.
POSTER TAGLINE & DESCRIPTION
Classic 1949 Jules Dassin post-World War II (WWII) truck-driving romantic love triangle crime film noir ("When these two meet - somebody's bound to get hurt!!!"; "You need a friend, strong man - and I'm friendly!"; The excellent screenplay was by A.I. Bezzerides based on his novel 'Thieves' Market'"; about a veteran who returns from the war and his truck driving father has been maimed, and he becomes a truck driver himself to find the people responsible. Starring Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese , Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell, Joseph Pevney, Morris Carnovsky. Note that director Jules Dassin made four fantastic film noirs - Brute Force (1947), The Naked City (1948), Thieves Highway and Night and the City (1950) before returning to his native France where he made perhaps his best known movie, the brilliant caper/heist movie Rififi (1955).