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Woman on the Run (1950)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 February 1951 (Japan)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Eleanor Johnson
... Dan Legget
... Inspector Ferris
... Maibus
... Detective Shaw
... Frank Johnson
Jane Liddell ... Messenger Girl
... Blonde (as Joan Fulton)
... Sea Captain
... Dr. Hohler
... Sam
... Suzie (as Rako Sato)
... 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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4 February 1951 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Einer weiß zuviel  »

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Inspector Martin Ferris: [figuring on using the Johnson's dog, Rembrandt, to help locate Frank at the amusement park] We're going to the beach. Come on, Rembrandt. What my eyes missed, your nose will smell.
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References Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950) See more »

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Feminine Film Noir with Snappy Dialog
16 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

There's LOTS of snappy dialog in this film, all of it involving Ann Sheriden, & much of it involving Dennis O'Keefe as Danny Leggett or Robert Keith as Inspector Ferris. There are very few Film Noirs with a female lead, & this is one of them. Sheriden does a terrific job as the wife of a man on the run from the police & the mob. Is Ann faithful or faithless? Where's her husband? Does she care? These are some of the questions raised in the film. Lots of shadows, much of it filmed at night, but there are some sunny scenes. Look for #2 Son as one of the Chinese dancers. The dialog was so tart that it reminded me of `The Big Sleep,' & that's saying a lot. One big difference between that film & this, is that this film is a lot more easy to comprehend. I actually knew who they were talking about when they referred to `Susie' or `Ferris,' maybe because the number of characters in this movie were few, & their roles were very well defined. Exciting, suspenseful, good sense of humor, very well acted & directed. Too bad it's hard to find on video & it's never shown on TV. I rate it 9/10.


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