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Woman on the Run (1950)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 29 November 1950 (USA)
Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

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Eleanor Johnson
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Dan Legget
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Inspector Ferris
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Maibus
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Detective Shaw
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Frank Johnson
Jane Liddell ...
Messenger Girl
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Blonde (as Joan Fulton)
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Sea Captain
Steven Geray ...
Dr. Hohler
Victor Sen Yung ...
Sam
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Suzie (as Rako Sato)
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Sullivan
Tom Dillon ...
Joe Gordon (as Thomas P. Dillon)
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Storyline

Frank Johnson (Ross Elliott), sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris (Robert Keith), on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible retaliation. Frank's wife, Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), suspects he is actually running away from their unsuccessful marriage. Aided by a newspaperman, Danny Leggett (Dennis O'Keefe), Eleanor sets out to locate her husband. The killer is also looking for him, and keeps close tabs on Eleanor. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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As Startling as Your OWN Scream in the Night!


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29 November 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Einer weiß zuviel  »

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Inspector Martin Ferris: Don't you eat anything but dog food?
Eleanor Johnson: He's not particular, and I'm lazy, so we eat out.
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The woman is Ann Sheridan...enough said
7 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This neat little thriller from 1950 is all the more interesting since Ann Sheridan is the woman in the title. Miss Sheridan is most convincing as she searches for her husband who witnessed a gangland murder and must find him before the underworld does. There are many tense moments along the way especially when she ends up riding on a roller coaster. Good support from Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith and Ross Elliott plus a good screenplay help this film rise above B status.


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