Nicholas Ray's energetic first feature, THEY LIVE BY NIGHT tells the tragic story of two doomed lovers and of their short, fast life together before they are torn apart by the criminal world.
As the film opens, Granger and O'Donnell are shown kissing. A title is superimposed: "This boy and this girl were never properly introduced to the world we live in." In this manner, the young lovers' saga hits the screen. Granger, a decent enough fellow whose greatest fault is his naivete, joins a
prison break engineered by da Silva and Flippen, two callous criminals who spare no sentimental thought for Granger's innocence, but simply take him along because they need a thir...