Returning from the war to discover his father has been crippled in an altercation with a brutish mob-connected kingpin, Nick Garcos (Richard Conte) puts aside thoughts of settling down and instead focuses them on revenge. He buys an old army surplus truck and hits the road - a 36-hour non-stop drive to San Francisco and, he hopes, a little justice...
The Long Haul of A.I. Bezzerides, a 55-minute documentary portrait of Thieves' Highway's author and screenwriter, featuring contributions from Bezzerides, director Jules Dassin and writers George P. Pelecanos (The Wire), Mickey Spillane (Kiss Me Deadly) and Barry Gifford (Lost Highway)
The Fruits of Labour, a new video essay about the genesis, production, reception and politics of Thieves' Highway by Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity Selected scene and character commentaries by Frank Krutnik
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