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Release Date:
17 July 1953 (Australia) See more »
American army deserter turned criminal-on-the-run Eddy Roback must evade the French authorities in a nation-wide manhunt as he attempts to cross the border into Belgium. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dane Clark ... Eddy Roback

Simone Signoret ... Denise Vernon

Fernand Gravey ... Commissioner Dufresne (as Fernand Gravet)

Robert Duke ... Frank Clinton
Michel André ... Max Salva
Fernand Rauzéna ... Un agent (as F. Rauzena)
Pierre Gay ... Mercier

Edmond Ardisson ... Mattei (as Ardisson)
Albert Dinan ... Gaston (as Dinan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Albert Augier ... Un inspecteur (uncredited)
Frédéric Bart ... (uncredited)
Teddy Bilis ... (uncredited)
Jackie Blanchot ... Un agent de police (uncredited)
Cadex ... (uncredited)
Yvonne Dany ... (uncredited)
Manuel Gary ... (uncredited)
Philippe Janvier ... (uncredited)
François Joux ... Inspecteur (uncredited)
Jean-Jacques Lescot ... (uncredited)
Dominique Marcas ... (uncredited)
Rodolphe Marcilly ... (uncredited)
Franck Maurice ... Un agent de police (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Moulinot ... (uncredited)
Jean-Marie Robain ... Le caissier de Magasins Réunis (uncredited)
Maurice Régamey ... Un inspecteur (uncredited)
Michel Seldow ... L'agent de police du barrage (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tuttle (US version)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Companéez 
Maximilien Ilyin  additional dialogue
Henry Kane  additional dialogue
Victor Pahlen 
André Tabet  dialogue
Jack Palmer White  additional dialogue

Produced by
Sacha Gordine .... associate producer
Victor Pahlen .... producer
René Schwab .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joe Hajos 
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir 
Eugen Schüfftan 
Film Editing by
Steve Previn 
Set Decoration by
Paul Bertrand 
Auguste Capelier 
Makeup Department
Boris Karabanoff .... makeup artist
Gilbert Laupemert .... hair stylist
Production Management
Margot Capelier .... production manager
Pierre Schwab .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Borys Lewin .... director: French version
Rodolphe Marcilly .... assistant director
Max Piquepe .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Robert Biard .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcel Lowenthal .... still photographer
Henri Tiquet .... camera operator
Other crew
Rosy Jégou .... script supervisor
Rudolph Monter .... presenter

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gangster at Bay" - Canada (English title) (longer version)
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USA:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:18 (passed with cuts) (original rating) (1952) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video)
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Did You Know?

Eddy Roback:Tell you what we do. I got a gun and you got a pretty good idea. We compromise.
Frank Clinton:How's that?
Eddy Roback:We do it my way.
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Movie Connections:
Alternate language version of Le traqué (1950)See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Held to your seats, 8 January 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

American expatriates actor Dane Clark and director Frank Tuttle shot this gripping noir film which does not for one split second let up in the tension department. From the second American criminal Clark escapes police custody and becomes a fugitive you're held to your seats be it the theater or your living room couch.

Unlike films where the man on the run is romanticized, not so in Gunman In The Streets. Clark is one dangerous man, at one point when he's trapped in a department store in Paris, he grabs up a small boy and uses him to shield his identity, the gendarmes not thinking that their quarry would have a child. The tension is pretty rough there as you wonder if someone will recognize Clark and bullets start flying.

Simone Signoret plays the gangster's moll as tough in France as they are in America. She's moved on to another American, newspaper reporter Robert Duke. Duke loves Simone, but loves a story more as he agrees to help Clark escape. In the end Simone can't stay away from Clark.

Two more roles of note, Fernand Gravey plays the determined police inspector pulling out all the stops to get Clark and Michel Andre who plays a part Peter Lorre would have had here on this side of the pond, the man looking to sell out all.

Gunman In The Streets is a gripping noir thriller and the climax very much similar to White Heat.

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