They Drive by Night (1940)

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The Fabrini brothers run their own trucking business in spite of a nearby rival trucking company owned by Ed Carlsen. When his brother Paul is injured in an accident his brother Joe is forced to accept a job from Carlsen, who offers it at the instigation of his wife Lana, who has fallen for Joe. Lana murders Ed in what appears to be an accident, but when Joe makes it clear he is not interested in her and is love with Cassie, she goes to the police and confesses to murder, but implicates Joe.

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