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Woman on the Run (1950)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  29 November 1950 (USA)
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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:
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Eleanor Johnson
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Dan Legget
Robert Keith ...
Police Inspector Martin Ferris
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Maibus
Frank Jenks ...
Detective Homer Shaw
Ross Elliott ...
Frank Johnson
Jane Liddell ...
Messenger Girl
Joan Shawlee ...
Blonde (as Joan Fulton)
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Sea Captain
Steven Geray ...
Dr. Arthur Hohler
Victor Sen Yung ...
Sammy Chung
Reiko Sato ...
Suzie (as Rako Sato)
Syd Saylor ...
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)  »

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Einer weiß zuviel  »

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Ross Hunter, who'd later go on to produced 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 »

Quotes

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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Another 'Killer B'
2 July 2008 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

I knew it. I knew if I keep watching films from my Film Noir gift box I would come up with some good titles. This is one of them. Solid performances by Ann Sheridan and the dependable Dennis O'Keefe, and written and directed by Norman Foster. The pacing is good and I even went along with the plot contrivance which serves as the climax of the picture. Annie was coming to the end of her glamour period in Hollywood films and she turns in a hard-boiled performance as a wife in search of her missing husband. Always thought Dennis O'Keefe was meant for better things than B programmers but he gets a good role here in an 'almost A' picture. Our current rating of 7.6 may be a little gaudy, but it's a good addition to my Film Noir collection.

Nice, isn't it, to come across a good movie when you weren't expecting one?


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