They Drive by Night. 1940. USA. Directed by Raoul Walsh. Screenplay by Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, based on the novel by Albert Isaac Bezzerides. With Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, Ida Lupino, Ann Sheridan. 95 min.
Brothers Paul and Joe Fabrini, who run a small trucking company in rural California transporting fruit and vegetables from farm to market, drive long hours and often experience fatigue behind the wheel. After picking up a boorish hitchhiker, they witness a horrible crash that alters life for all three of them.