He Walked by Night

He Walked by Night (1949)

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  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 1949-02-06
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 89 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Bryan Foy Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alfred L. Werker
star 6.6/10
From 89 Ratings


This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.

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  • Richard Basehart

    as Roy Martin / Roy Morgan
  • Scott Brady

    as Police Sgt. Marty Brennan
  • Roy Roberts

    as Police Captain Breen
  • Whit Bissell

    as Paul Reeves
  • James Cardwell

    as Police Sgt. Chuck Jones
  • Jack Webb

    as Lee Whitey
  • Reed Hadley

    as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Frank Cady

    as Pete Hammond
  • Dorothy Adams

    as Milk Customer
  • Jane Adams

    as Nurse Scanion (uncredited)
  • Jack Bailey

    as Witness in Pajamas and Robe (uncredited)
  • Alma Beltran

    as Miss Montalvo (uncredited)
  • Robert Bice

    as Detective with Capt. Breen (uncredited)
  • Dolores Castelli

    as Witness (uncredited)
  • George Chan

    as Chinese Suspect (uncredited)
  • Garrett Craig

    as Patrolman (uncredited)
  • John Dehner

    as Assistant Bureau Chief (uncredited)
  • Ann Doran

    as Dispatcher (uncredited)
  • Rex Downing

    as Young Hoodlum (uncredited)
  • Michael Dugan

    as Patrolman (uncredited)
  • Paul Fierro

    as Spanish-Speaking Detective (uncredited)
  • Byron Foulger

    as Freddie (uncredited)
  • Kay Garrett

    as Doctor (uncredited)
  • Tim Graham

    as Uniformed Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Kit Guard

    as Suspect (uncredited)
  • Harry Harvey

    as Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Thomas Browne Henry

    as Dunning (uncredited)
  • Peter Hobbes

    as Milkman (uncredited)
  • Virginia Hunter

    as Miss Smith (uncredited)
  • Felice Ingersoll

    as Records Clerk (uncredited)
  • Anthony Jochim

    as Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Stan Johnson

    as Artist (uncredited)
  • Louise Kane

    as Mrs. Rawlins (uncredited)
  • Tommy Kelly

    as Redhead (uncredited)
  • Donald Kerr

    as Mailman (uncredited)
  • Charles Lang

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Lyle Latell

    as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Rory Mallinson

    as Detective with Harry (uncredited)
  • Billy Mauch

    as Handsome (uncredited)
  • John McGuire

    as Officer Robert Rawlins (uncredited)
  • Charles Meredith

    as Hollywood Police Official (uncredited)
  • Carlotta Monti

    as Miss Montavio (uncredited)
  • Bert Moorhouse

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Howard Negley

    as Lt. Greeson (uncredited)
  • James Nolan

    as Harry (uncredited)
  • John Parrish

    as Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Steve Pendleton

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • John Perri

    as Young Hoodlum (uncredited)
  • Paul Scardon

    as Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Kenneth Tobey

    as Detective Questioning Pete (uncredited)
  • Wally Vernon

    as Postman (uncredited)
  • Harlan Warde

    as Police Operator 27 (uncredited)
  • Mary Ware

    as Reeves' Secretary (uncredited)
  • Robert B. Williams

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Harry Wilson

    as Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Writing Crane Wilbur Screenplay
Crew Harry Essex Additional Dialogue
Directing Alfred L. Werker Director
Writing Crane Wilbur Story
Writing John C. Higgins Screenplay
Camera John Alton Director of Photography
Editing Alfred DeGaetano Editor
Production Robert Kane Producer
Production Bryan Foy Producer
Sound Leonid Raab Original Music Composer
Art Edward L. Ilou Art Direction
Art Armor Marlowe Set Decoration
Art Clarence Steensen Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Joe Stinton Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ern Westmore Makeup Artist
Sound Leon Becker Sound
Sound Hugh McDowell Jr. Sound
Production James T. Vaughn Production Supervisor
Directing Howard W. Koch Assistant Director
Camera Lester Shorr Camera Operator
Crew Stewart Stern Other
Directing Anthony Mann Co-Director