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15 December 1953 (USA) See more »
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Police investigate a murder that occurred in a burlesque theater. | Add synopsis »
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Richard Coogan ... Bill Martin
Rosemary Pettit ... Janet

Frank Albertson ... Hank
Harry Bannister ... Clay Reeves
Edith King ... Lil
Charles Bolender ... Blake
George Marsh ... Managing Editor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renee De Milo ... Gigi
Scott Hale ... Policeman
John Krollers ... Red
Marlow ... Burlesque Girl
Mike O'Dowd ... Bat
Joseph Sullivan ... Marty

Steve McQueen ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur J. Beckhard 
Joseph Lee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur J. Beckhard  story & screenplay
Cedric Worth  story & screenplay

Produced by
Robert Presnell Sr. .... producer
Cinematography by
Victor Lukens (director of cinematography)
Makeup Department
David Lawrence .... makeup artist
Art Department
Paul Heller .... set designer
Sound Department
Karl Nelson .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Roche .... chief electrician
Sol Roiseman .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nettie Smith .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Sidney Katz .... supervising editor
Milton Shifman .... supervising editor (as Milton Shiffman)
Other crew
Dorothy Westcott .... dance numbers staged by

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Also Known As:
"Honky Tonk Burlesque" - USA (alternative title)
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64 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Steve McQueen's first film.See more »
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The Rackets, 29 November 2014
Author: Panamint from United States

Carny noir concerns 1950's vice rackets. The basic mystery is "Who killed George" but there are a lot of noir type character relationships intertwined in the story. It is tough and cheap, fitting to the 1950's carny world.

Rosemary Petit is svelte and effective and appears to be a legit b-film actress. On the opposite end of the film babe spectrum is French tart Renee De Milo who believe me still delivers plenty of va-voom to the screen after all these years. While by no means great, "Girl on the Run" is a hard boiled film that held my attention. Noir enthusiasts will need this in their collection.

Extras on the Alpha DVD include a goofy trailer for "The Girl in Gold Boots" which extols that "for Buzz, the answer was a gun!" and also some other cheesy stuff.

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