Thieves' Highway

Synopsis: The soldier Nick Garcos returns back home from the war very happy with gifts for his parents Yanko and Parthena Garcos and money in his pocket to open a business and get married with his girlfriend Polly Faber. Out of blue, Nick realizes that his father lost both legs and Yanko, who was a truck driver, tells that he was cheated by the dealer Mike Figlia in the San Francisco's market when he delivered a truckload of tomatoes and was not paid. He believes that his accident was provoked by Figlia's gangsters. He also tells that he sold the truck to a driver named Ed Kinney that has not paid him. Nick meets Ed and tells that he will bring the truck back, but Ed proposes a deal with apples, where they may earn a great amount. Nick invests his savings in another truck and buys apples from a Polish farmer. They need to drive directly to the market in San Francisco without sleeping to keep the fruits fresh, but Ed's truck has problem on its axle and Nick arrives first. Mike Figlia hires the It
Director(s): Jules Dassin
Production: Criterion Collection
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

- Can I have the keys?

- I bought this truck from your old man.

I'll talk to him.

- I'll square everything with him.

- You'll talk to me.

- Where are the keys?

- Look, kid. This bargain your old man sold me...

I been keepin' it together with spit.

The universal's shot,

the rear end sounds like she's comin' apart.

I'd be glad to give it back to him, but I need it.

For one more haul. Just one.

If your old man's worried about his money,

tell him Ed Kinney's got the first load

of Golden Delicious apples.

If you got money to buy apples,

why don't you pay for the truck?

I haven't got a dime,

but this crop is so hot...

two guys are buyin' me a load,

just to find out where it is.

You talk just like

my old man used to.

Always blowing off

a lot of smoke.

Come on.

Let's have the keys.

You'll have to kick my face in

to get 'em, brother.

I know when I've got a good thing.

I've been hauling a long time. And this is it.

I found this orchard

where they come ripe early.

A south slope that catches the sun.

Golden Delicious apples.

It's like money in the bank. Ask your old man

if any produce dealer in the country...

wouldn't give

his eyeteeth to get 'em.

Would they, um

Would they go for them

in San Francisco?

They eat apples in Frisco.

They ain't snobs. They'd grab 'em up like that.

- You think Mike Figlia might be interested?

- That chiseler.

He'd be so crazy to get 'em,

he might even make a straight deal

It's too bad

your old man is laid up.

He'd go in with me

if he had 1,200 bucks.

Then I wouldn't have to

go in with these other two guys.

They ain't no friends of mine,

but your old man, I like him.

He used to be a good trucker.

We could buy two loads of Golden Delicious

one for him and one for me

and make a killing.

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