Tech Toys for AllSave on tech gifts for everyone on your list.Shop now ›

Thieves' Highway [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [English] [1949]

Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.

Here's how:
  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
  • On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

$29.99
Cardholder Offers

Overview

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition Digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by Alain Silver, editor of Film Noir Reader and author of Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles
  • New video interview with Jules Dassin
  • Trailer for The Long Haul of A.I. Bezzerides (2..4), a new documentary on Bezzerides, author of the screenplay for Thieves' Highway and the novel on which it was based
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Plus: a new essay by film critic Michael Sragow

Synopsis

Thieves' Highway
Thieves' Highway is set in San Francisco and the surrounding countryside. Richard Conte plays Nick Garcos, an American GI who returns from WWII to find that his father Yanko (Morris Carnovsky), a produce trucker, has lost the use of both legs because of a fight with crooked truck driver Mike Figlia (Lee J. Cobb). Nick is a clean-cut guy who was set on marrying his sweetheart Polly Faber (Barbara Lawrence). Instead, Nick gets embroiled in his father's feud with Mike, buying a truck and falling deeper into racketeering. He delivers a truckload of apples to Mike as part of a scheme to expose his cheating. A prostitute, Rica (Valentina Cortesa), tells Nick that Mike has his own plot to trap him. Nick and Rica help Mike's henchmen learn that Mike has also been cheating them, and Nick eventually gets his revenge. But Nick has permanently lost Polly because of his involvement with the gangsters and his change in personality from a good guy to a more sinister businessman. Director Jules Dassin was blacklisted from Hollywood for supposed communist sympathies after making this 1949 picture, but he went on to have success with more caper movies while in exile in France. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Conte
    Richard Conte - Nick Garcos
  • Valentina Cortese
    Valentina Cortese - Rica
  • Lee J. Cobb
    Lee J. Cobb - Mike Figlia
  • Barbara Lawrence
    Barbara Lawrence - Polly Faber
  • Jack Oakie
    Jack Oakie - Slob
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.