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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.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

He Ran All the Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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Final film of John Garfield. See more »

Goofs

Nick hit the pool about noon. He and Peggy left the pool by taxi. it was after dark when they arrived at her place, with no indication that they had stopped anywhere along the way. See more »

Quotes

Al Molin: Get the dandruff out of your blood!
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Referenced in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

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Garfield goes out in style
14 April 2001 | by banseSee all my reviews

"He Ran All The Way" is John Garfield's final film and he doesn't disappoint his fans. He is dynamic as a cop killer who is on-the-lam and hiding out in the apartment of a middle class family. The film is a taut thriller with many tense moments and Garfield pulls no punches while he devises an escape plan. The captive family is well played by Shelley Winters who falls for the thug, Wallace Ford and Selena Royle her parents and Bobby Hyatt the little brother. There is also a gem of a cameo performance from Gladys George as Garfield's mother and also by Norman Lloyd as his partner in crime. Alas Garfield displays all his bad boy mannerisms and gut wrenching force that we came to expect from him...and what also made him a star.


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