Main Street After Dark

Main Street After Dark is a 1945 American drama film directed by Edward L. Cahn and written by John C. Higgins and Karl Kamb. The film stars Edward Arnold, Selena Royle, Tom Trout, Audrey Totter, Dan Duryea, Hume Cronyn and Dorothy Morris. The film was released on January 12, 1945, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

Main Street After Dark
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEdward L. Cahn
Produced byJerry Bresler
Screenplay byJohn C. Higgins
Karl Kamb
Story byJohn C. Higgins
StarringEdward Arnold
Selena Royle
Tom Trout
Audrey Totter
Dan Duryea
Hume Cronyn
Dorothy Morris
Music byGeorge Bassman
CinematographyJackson Rose
Edited byHarry Komer
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • January 12, 1945 (1945-01-12)
Running time
57 minutes
CountryUnited States


Lt. Lorrigan has his hands full with the Dibson criminal family. Ma Dibson's thieving son Lefty is about to get out of prison. Her daughter Rosalie and Lefty's wife Jessie Belle pick up military servicemen in bars and steal from them.

Lorrigan keeps an eye on all. He frisks Lefty's brother Posey, warning the Dibsons to keep out of trouble. Lefty immediately plans to rob McBain, owner of the bar where Rosalie and Jessie Belle fleece the servicemen.

Using guns from pawnbroker Keller, expressly against Ma's wishes, Lefty falls into Lt. Lorrigan's trap, with undercover cops disguised as soldiers. In the struggle, Posey is accidentally shot. Lefty, Ma and the girls are all placed under arrest.



  1. "Main Street After Dark (1945) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  2. "Main Street After Dark". TV Guide. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
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