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They Live by Night is a film noir released in 1949. The film was directed by Nicholas Ray (his first feature film) and starred Farley Granger as 'Bowie' Bowers and Cathy O'Donnell as 'Keechie' Mobley. The movie is the prototype for the 'couple on the run' genre, generally seen as the forerunner to the movie Bonnie and Clyde.

The movie was based on Edward Anderson's Depression-era novel Thieves Like Us. Another movie based on that book was released in 1974, Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us. Actor Byron Foulger appears uncredited as the owner of the cabin where the two try to hide out.



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