“‘Machine Gun’ Walker, the Criminal Master-Mind and Cop-Killer Who was the Basis for the Movie, He Walked by Night: Was He ‘Too Crazy to Kill,’ or were California’s Law-Abiding Citizens and Politicians?”
Also Starring the Great Richard Basehart: “Time Limit (1957) [Full Movie, Starring Richard Widmark and Richard Basehart, Directed by Karl Malden].”
By David in TN
Eddie Muller has a new gig as a TCM guest host. Each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. ET, Muller hosts a Film Noir. Tomorrow [today], Sunday April 30, it's He Walked by Night (1948), starring Richard Basehart.
This one is pretty good, based loosely on a true story, and is said to have given cast member Jack Webb the idea for the Dragnet TV series.
Erwin “Machine Gun” Walker