He Walked by Night

He Walked by Night

Director: Alfred L. Werker Cast: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts
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He Walked by Night

The night-walking "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, he changes his M.O. on each crime, making it seem that the string of burglaries is the work of several thieves. But Basehart trips himself up when he kills a cop. His own personal Waterloo occurs in the Los Angeles sewer system -- a stylish predecessor to the similar (and more widely praised) climax in Sir Carol Reed's The Third Man. Though the direction is credited to Hollywood old-timer Alfred Werker, most of He Walked By Night is the handiwork of an uncredited Anthony Mann. Featured in the film's cast is Jack Webb in the small role of a police lab technician. Impressed by first-hand experience with police procedure and by the semi-documentary quality of He Walked By Night Webb expanded on these elements for his own radio and TV project, Dragnet.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2003
UPC: 0089218615893
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 56,199

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Basehart Davis Morgan
Scott Brady Sgt. Marty Brennan
Roy Roberts Capt. Breen
Whit Bissell Reeves
James B. Cardwell Chuck Jones
Tommy Kelly Actor
Bernard Suss Business Suspect
Kay Garrett Doctor
Earl Spainard Kelly
Jack Webb Lee
Reed Hadley Narrator
John McGuire Rawlins
Lyle Latell Sergeant
Jack Bailey Pajama Top
Michael Dugan Patrolman
Garrett Craig Patrolman
Bert Moorhouse Detective
Gaylord "Steve" Pendleton Detective
Robert B. Williams Detective
Carlotta Monti Woman
George Chan Chinese Suspect
George Goodman Fighter Suspect
Louise Kane Mrs. Rawlins
Florence Stephens Receptionist
Tom Browne Henry Dunning
Virginia Hunter Miss Smith
Ruth Robinson Mrs. Rapport
John Parrish Vitale
Alma Beltran Miss Montalvo
Anthony Jochim Thompson
Jane Adams Nurse Scanlon
John Dehner Asst. Chief
Byron Foulger Avery
Felice Ingersoll Record Clerk
Wally Vernon Postman
Dorothy Adams Housewife
Donald Kerr Mailman
Charles Lang Policeman
Mary Ware Delores
Ann Doran Woman Dispatcher
Harlan Warde C.B. Officer
Kenneth Tobey Detective
Frank Cady Suspect
Paul Scardon Father
Jim Nolan Detective
Charles Meredith Desk Sergeant
Tim Graham Uniformed Sergeant
Rory Mallinson Detective
Billy Mauch Young Man
John Perri Young Man
Rex Downing Young Man
Stan Johnson Artist
Harry Harvey Detective Prouty
Paul Fierro Mexican Detective

Technical Credits
Alfred L. Werker Director
John Alton Cinematographer
Alfred de Gaetano Editor
Harry J. Essex Screenwriter
Bryan Foy Producer
Irving Friedman Musical Direction/Supervision
John C. Higgins Screenwriter
Edward Ilou Art Director
Robert Kane Producer
Howard W. Koch Asst. Director
Armor E. Marlowe Set Decoration/Design
Beck Murray Screenwriter
Leonid Raab Score Composer
Jack R. Rabin Special Effects
Clarence I. Steensen Set Decoration/Design
Joe Stinton Makeup
George J. Teague Special Effects
Ern Westmore Makeup
Crane Wilbur Screenwriter

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