'Night and the City' and 'Thieves Highway'
The artistic tragedy of Jules Dassin's being
blacklisted in Hollywood after 1949's swiftly
compelling 'Thieves' Highway' is leavened somewhat
by the fact that the 94-year-old director is still around
to partake in the contemporary celebration of his
dashing noir oeuvre
"...the book. It resulted in a blazing role for Richard Widmark, who plays consummate schemer Harry Fabian ("an artist..."
Feb. 18, 2005 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez