They Live By Night / Side Street (Double Feature)
All Bowie (Farley Granger) and Keechie (Cathy O'Donnell) want is to let their new love blossom. But crime is barren soil for tenderness. Thugs have the young lovers under their thumbs, f-rcing Bowie to be their accomplice. Debuting Nicholas Ray directs They Live By Night - "one of the most poignant and unforgettable noirs ever made" (The Movie Guide). In Side Street, Granger and O'Donnell are struggling marrieds in an unforgiving Manhattan. In a moment of weakness, he steals what he thinks is a few hundred dollars. But it's $30,000, tied to crime, and Granger' attempt to return it puts him in deeper peril. Anthony Mann (Border Incident) directs with a flair that makes the city a key player in this noir nerve-jangler.