He Walked by Night
He Walked by Night (1948)

The "He" of the title is Richard Basehart, a clever but psychopathic burglar (based on real-life criminal Erwin Walker) Basehart stays one step ahead of the law by listening in to the police band on his radio. To avoid detection,… 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 V
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