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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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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
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Dr. Hohler
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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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12 March 1951 (Sweden)  »

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Einer weiß zuviel  »

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1.37 : 1
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;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 »

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Eleanor Johnson: [concerned about her husband's heart condition, which she knew nothing about] Is his heart really that bad, doctor?
Dr. Arthur Hohler: Frank's condition isn't any worse than tons of men that strain their hearts running in track meets in the misguided belief that they were building up their bodies.
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The Best Noir Film You've Never Seen
18 January 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Shown for theatrically for the first time in 40 years at the 2003 San Francisco Noir Festival, this rediscovered gem has some of

the classic elements that make the genre so appealing; here an innocent bystander to a murder is on the run with a wife who is

desperately trying to find him before the cops or the killer can get to him.

A wisecracking Ann Sheridan careens around San Francisco with reporter Dennis OÕKeefe who may or may not be an ally.

One of the delights of this film is that the city is portrayed realistically with picturesque 1950 settings in North Beach,

Chinatown, Telegraph Hill and the long gone Playland at the Beach.

One interesting bit of trivia: Norman Foster later ditched the noir formula and became a successful director of Disney hits such as Zorro and Davy Crockett and eventually went on to direct episodes of the Batman and Green Hornet television series..


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