They Came by Night

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They Came by Night
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Directed by Harry Lachman
Written by
Based onThey Came by Night by Barré Lyndon
Produced by Edward Black
Cinematography Jack E. Cox
Edited by R. E. Dearing
Music by
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
7 March 1940
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

They Came by Night is a 1940 British crime film directed by Harry Lachman and starring Will Fyffe, Phyllis Calvert and Anthony Hulme. [1] It was made at the Islington Studios by Gainsborough Pictures and released by 20th Century Fox. The film's sets were designed by the art director Alex Vetchinsky. It was based on the West End play of the same title by Barré Lyndon.



The screenplay concerns a man who is blackmailed into taking his brother's place in a gang for a jewellery heist.


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