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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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From Their First Moment, You'll Know...THEIR KIND OF LOVE IS DYNAMITE! 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 »

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

Quotes

Peg Dobbs: I wish I knew how you wanted me to be. If only you'd tell me.
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Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »

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A taut little noir thriller
19 November 2007 | by LCShackleySee all my reviews

John Garfield's character in this movie makes his character in THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE look like Mr. Easy Going. He's tight as a drum from the opening scene with his nasty mother, through the holdup (with snaky Norman Lloyd as his partner), his flight, and the long scenes with Shelley Winters' family.

Winters is appealing in her role as the plain girl who can't find a man. She falls for the dangerous and casually violent Garfield; but is she really in love with him or trying to assist in his capture? That's where the tension lies in this short thriller. Dalton Trumbo (uncredited as screenwriter) creates good dialog for all the cast members, and pulls together an exciting final 5 minutes with a few plot twists and a gut-wrenching ironic final shot. Catch it if you can, if you're a noir fan.


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