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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Dark interpretation of 'Thieves like Us', combining gangster-led film noir with a touching love story. A naive young man is hired by two callous criminals to help them in a bank raid, but he is injured and is taken to a hideout to recover. He falls in love with the young woman who nurses him back to health, but the forces of law and order threaten their hopes of romantic bliss. Nicholas Ray's directorial debut.

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Sun 8 Sep 2013 07:00 BBC Two


Farley Granger
Nicholas Ray
Cathy O'Donnell
Howard da Silva
Jay C Flippen
Helen Craig
Will Wright
Young Farmer
William Phipps
John Houseman
Charles Schnee


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