In the '40s, three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a home in the mountains and live in peace together with his new love, Keechie. But his criminal companions persuade him to participate in several heists, and soon the police believe him to be their leader and go after "Bowie the Kid" harder than ever.
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The headlines screamed their crime... but they told only half the story. Would YOU give these kids another chance?
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Did You Know?
In the opening scene Bowie (Farley Granger
) has a hurt leg; later on in shooting Granger really did fall and hurt his leg. Howard Da Silva
had to carry him to the hospital. See more
The new Cadillac is seen to be covered with a tarpaulin. When the camera swings back to it, the tarpaulin has vanished. See more
Opening Title Cards
This boy... and this girl... were never properly introduced to the world we live in... To tell their story... They Live by Night.
Opening credits: This boy . . . and this girl . . . were never properly introduced to the world we live in . . . To tell their story . . . See more
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Music and Lyrics by Woody Guthrie
and Lee Hays
Arranged by Leigh Harline See more