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They Drive by Night (1938)

“Shorty” Matthews (Emlyn Williams) having recently been released from prison visits his girlfriend in London only to discover her murdered. Fearing he will be wrongly accused of being the culprit he disappears amongst the long-distance lorry driving community. Meanwhile, the real killer, unassuming ex-schoolteacher Walter Hoover (Ernest Thesiger), continues to prey on London women. As Shorty had feared he has become the main suspect. He returns to London with old flame Molly to prove his innocence

Directing:
  • Arthur B. Woods

Writing:
  • Paul Gangelin
  • James Curtis
  • Derek N. Twist

Stars:
Release Date: 1938-12-01
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 84
Ernest Thesiger
Ernest Thesig...
Walter Hoover
Emlyn Williams
Emlyn William...
Shorty Matthews
Allan Jeayes
Allan Jeayes
Wally Mason
Ronald Shiner
Ronald Shiner
Charlie
William Hartnell
William Hartn...
Bus Conductor
Joe Cunningham
Joe Cunningha...
Detective Pryor