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He Ran All the Way (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 13 July 1951 (USA)
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.

Director:

John Berry

Writers:

Sam Ross (novel), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Garfield ... Nick Robey
Shelley Winters ... Peg Dobbs
Wallace Ford ... Fred Dobbs
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Dobbs
Gladys George ... Mrs. Robey
Norman Lloyd ... Al Molin
Robert Hyatt ... Tommy Dobbs (as Bobby Hyatt)
Clancy Cooper ... Stan
Vici Raaf ... Marge
Keith Hetherington ... Capt. of Detectives
Robert Karnes ... Police Lieutenant
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Storyline

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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A lonely girl -- a man on the run and 72 reckless hours that grip you with the impact of unleashed emotions! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Menace dans la nuit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roberts Pictures Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robey says he got $10,000 from the payroll robbery. That would be the equivalent of $93,000 in 2016. See more »

Goofs

When Molin meets up with Robey, Molin says he's been waiting for Robey at Lombardi's, and then tells Robey to explain his "bad dream" after they get to Lombardi's. After a cut to the two drinking in a bar, they get up to leave and the sign above the door clearly shows they're in "Sam's Cafe." See more »

Quotes

Nick Robey: [to Peg] You don't like the way I dance? We won't dance.
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Referenced in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

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A small picture packs a big wallop
23 January 2006 | by arturusSee all my reviews

Shot on what was clearly a small budget, this "noir" style thriller is a little "loose limbed" in the writing department, but good direction, good location cinematography, Waxman's superb score (you know this is an above average film score from the first notes) and some of the best screen acting on film pull it off in style.

The director manages to mesh the differing acting styles (Garfield and Winter's more internal, "method" influenced style, Royle's more technical approach and Ford's purely instinctive playing) and creates a real ensemble. One can read the actors' minds just from a telling turn of the eye, curl of the lip. Wonderful. Everyone impresses, but Winters is most sensational, showing us the character's mixed-up feelings about the magnetic, sexy character Garfield plays right from the first accidental encounter.


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