He Walked by Night
He Walked by Night (1948)

In this film noir, Richard Basehart stars as a clever but psychopathic burglar. Basehart stays one step ahead of the law by listening to the police band on his radio. To avoid detection, he changes his M.O. on each crime. However, Basehart… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This is one of my favorite films noir, made on the cheap at Eagle-Lion Films.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The credits indicate Alfred L. Werker only, but this thriller is of a piece with the noir circle of T-Men and Raw Deal, courtesy of an uncredited Anthony Mann.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most nasty-minded, brutal dramas in a genre noted for - practically defined by - its overwhelming nihilism.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Stylishly presented.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

A visual high point of film noir.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
Sort of an interesting story, but the movie feels very average, and the cast has no real stars.
Michael Gildea
I saw this a few years ago, but remember not being too impressed. It seemed like a precursor to today's CSI bombardment and even before that, Dragnet. And… More
Stella Dallas
decent documentary style noir with annoying voiceover narration. ends with a cool chase through the sewers of l.a. pre-dragnet jack webb looks goofy.
Ken Stachnik
An early police procedural that was the template for Dragnet. Although this picture is said to be directed by Alfred Werkler it's actually a early… More