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Woman on the Run (1950)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 12 March 1951 (Sweden)
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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Complete credited cast:
Eleanor Johnson
Dan Legget
Inspector Ferris
Detective Shaw
Frank Johnson
Jane Liddell ...
Messenger Girl
Blonde (as Joan Fulton)
Sea Captain
Dr. Hohler
Suzie (as Rako Sato)
Tom Dillon ...
Joe Gordon (as Thomas P. Dillon)


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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Release Date:

12 March 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Einer weiß zuviel  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


;Ross Hunter', who'd later go on to produce the classic Douglas Sirk melodramas Magnificent Obsession (1954), Imitation of Life (1959), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and others, is credited here as dialogue director. A year later Hunter would receive his first producing credit. See more »


Eleanor Johnson: [In the dark shadows of roller coaster on the deserted beach at night] I don't like this place.
Danny Leggett: It's a good spot. I used to come here with my girl when I was a kid. It's more frightening than romantic. It's the way love is when you're young... life is when you're older.
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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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