They Drive by Night was released in the year 1940。They Drive by Night is also called as De färdas om natten, De kører om natten, Dentro da Noite, He ajavat öisin, Sie fuhren bei Nacht, Pasión ciega, Strada maestra, The Road to Frisco, Nachts unterwegs。
Brothers Paul and Joe Fabrini run a trucking business in California mainly shipping fruit from farms to the markets in Los Angeles. They struggle to make ends meet in the face of corrupt businessmen and intense competition. They are forced into driving long hours and one night pick-up waitress Cassie Hartley who's just quit her job at a truck stop. The three of them witness the death of a mutual acquaintance when he falls asleep at the wheel. This has a profound effect on Paul and Joe and they become determined to find a way to make the business pay so they can quit.