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He Ran All the Way (1951)

Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.

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The uptight and dumb small time thief Nick Robey and his partner and only friend Al Molin steal $10,000.00 from a man, but the heist goes wrong. Al Molin is killed by a policeman and Nick shoots him in the spine. He hides out in a public swimming pool and meets the lonely spinster Peggy Dobbs in the water. Nick uses Peggy to lie low. He offers a ride in a taxi to her and she invites him to her apartment, where she introduces her family to him. When Nick discovers that he killed the cop, he decides to use Peggy's apartment as hideout to wait the police manhunt cool down. When Nick finds that Peggy loves him, he invites her to leave town with him and asks her to buy a used car. However, Nick cannot trust anybody and believes Peggy has betrayed him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Final film of John Garfield. See more »

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The sewing mannequin appears and disappears during the shooting at the dinner table. See more »

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Peg Dobbs: I wish I knew how you wanted me to be. If only you'd tell me.
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A bad dream leads to a nightmare for a family.
25 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Garfield's last film was "He Ran All the Way," about a payroll robber who hides out at a young woman's apartment, frightening and intimidating her family. Shelley Winters, Gladys George, Norman Lloyd, and Wallace Ford also star. This looks to be a small film, written by blacklisted Dalton Trumbo under another name, but I found it very tense and very good with a wonderful performance by Garfield. He's an unwilling robber due to a scary dream the night before, but his friend, Norman Lloyd, forces him to go through with it on the day planned. When Garfield shoots a policeman, he runs to an indoor public swimming pool to get rid of the briefcase and hide. There he meets Shelley Winters. He sticks with her, ends up in the apartment she shares with her parents and her brother and decides to stay.

Ruggedly handsome Garfield portrays a man capable of brutality due to his fear but who is basically good. Unfortunately the family doesn't understand how unloved he feels, and his friendly signals are rejected, causing him to act out. Winters handles a difficult role beautifully - a young woman without much life experience, attracted to this man and terrified for her family. Is her goal to get him away from them, or does she really care for him? Wallace Ford, as the frustrated father who is unable to protect his family, is excellent.

Like another poster, I would have wished for a bigger film as Garfield's last, but in the end, he handed in another excellent performance and elevated the movie. What was ahead for him? Well, he was blacklisted - perhaps his friend Clifford Odets' affirmation that Garfield had never been a member of the Communist party would have helped him, but we'll never know. Garfield died the day after Odets' testimony.


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