They Drive by Night (1939)

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"Shorty" Matthews, recently released from prison, goes to visit a female friend, Alice, only to find her in bed strangled. Panicking, he runs from the house, but not before he is spotted by the landlady. Being an ex-prisoner, he is convinced that the police will not believe that he simply found her, and he flees London. He hitches a lift with a truck driver and heads north, but the police are on his trail. Shorty therefore returns to London where he thinks he will be safer. With the help of dance hall hostess Molly, another friend and former co-worker of Alice's, Shorty sets out to find the real killer himself, believing that he must have been one of Alice's customers at the dance hall.

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