Insurance investigators go after a ring of truck hijackers.



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Complete credited cast:
Peggy Mallory, aka Ann Williams
Jim Mallory
Bruce Dunning
John Kelly ...
Red, Dunning's chauffeur
Henchman Mort
Henchman Burke
Emmett Vogan ...
Investigator Tom Leonard
Lee Phelps ...
Investigator Steve Roberts
Edward J. Howard
Martha Tibbetts ...
Claire Bannister
Charlotte Treadway ...
Mrs. Bannister
Reginald Sheffield ...
Dr. Richardson
Fern Emmett ...
Cook who quits
Claire Rochelle


Insurance investigators go after a ring of truck hijackers.

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Release Date:

15 April 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Perseguida  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast Friday 17 October 1941 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1) which had been previously been identified as W2XBS, during its experimental years. See more »

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Speedy little drama. What's not to like?
28 July 2016 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

Take a perfect wife, an imperfect husband, and throw in a bit of murder and you have Female Fugitive. Evelyn Venable is beautiful, intelligent, loving, and unfortunately for her, oblivious. Husband Craig Reynolds is a truck hijacker to whom murder is just part of the job. Not exactly a match made in heaven as Ms. Venable comes to realize after unwittingly helping her husband escape the law at the expense of an officer's life. Splitting from her husband and going on the lam (uh, the title anyone?), she ends up in the household of reclusive, troubled artist Reed Hadley.

No surprises in this movie as 58 minutes doesn't provide a lot of time to develop plot turns. Everyone does a serviceable job and director Nigh keeps things moving if for no other reason than to keep within budget. I guess filming 100+ of these low budget films ingrains that in you. And for those looking for something different, it's not often you have a female lead spout Nietzsche when attacked by the philosophy of Schopenhauer. Some fun lines, fast pacing, and Ms. Venable playing a damsel in distress that anyone would fall for make this a decent little vehicle.

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